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Light-colored Insects Thriving As European Climate Warms
2014-05-27 03:21:20

University of Copenhagen Butterflies and dragonflies with a lighter shade of color do better in warmer areas of Europe. This gives them a competitive advantage over the darker insects in the face of climate change. Changes in Europe's insect assemblages due to warming can already be seen for dragonflies, shows a study recently published in Nature Communications. "When studying biodiversity, we lack general rules about why certain species occur where they do. With this research we've...

2014-01-27 16:21:22

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x4268l/a_profile_of_the) has announced the addition of the "A Profile of the African Paint Industry" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x4268l/a_profile_of_the ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The author is pleased to present its updated Profile of the African Paint Industry, which represents...

Dragonflies Are The Flying Aces Of The Insect World
2011-10-04 05:03:37

[ Watch the Video ] Research focuses on aerial feats such as hunting and mating in mid-air Next time you see a dragonfly, try to watch it catch its next meal on the go. Good luck! "Unless we film it in high speed, we can't see whether it caught the prey, but when it gets back to its perch, if we see it chewing, we know that it was successful," says Stacey Combes, a biomechanist at Harvard University. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she and her team are...


Latest Libellulidae Reference Libraries

White Faced Darter, Leucorrhinia dubia
2014-04-22 14:10:38

The white-faced darter (Leucorrhinia dubia), also known as the small whiteface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in northern areas of Europe and northwestern areas of Asia. Its range includes Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among other areas. It prefers to reside in bogs near lakes and other water sources with abundant tree cover. It can be seen between May and July in Great Britain, but is active during...

Keeled Skimmer, Orthetrum coerulescens
2013-08-01 13:38:12

The keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe. Its range includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. It can be found in boggy areas in the northern areas of its range, while it prefers running water sources, like ditches and streams, in other areas of its range. The keeled skimmer holds a thinner body than that of the...

Epaulet Skimmer, Orthetrum chrysostigma
2013-08-01 13:33:09

The epaulet skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda, with possible populations occurring on Burundi and the Canary Islands. It can be found near almost all types of slow moving and still waters in tropical and subtropical moist and arid forests, savannahs, and shrublands. The males of this species are blue in color,...

Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum
2013-08-01 12:32:23

The black-tailed skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe and Asia. Its range includes Albania, Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, France, German, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. It can be found near mostly sunny, slow moving and still water sources. The black-tailed skimmer varies in color depending upon the sex. Adult males hold a blue abdomen, while adult females...

Blue Skimmer, Orthetrum caledonicum
2013-08-01 12:26:49

The blue skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Sunda and Loyalty Islands. It can be found near many temporary and permanent freshwater sources. It reaches an average body length of two inches, with an average wingspan of three inches. The coloring of this species varies depending upon the sex, with adult males holding a powdery blue thorax and abdomen and adult females holding a brownish grey...

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