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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Black Percher Diplacodes lefebvrii
2013-08-01 12:23:20

The black percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Eurasia, Europe, and Africa. It holds a large range that includes Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iran, Madagascar, Pakistan, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Zambia, among many other areas. This species can be found near almost all temporary and permanent freshwater...

White Lined Skimmer Orthetrum caffrum
2013-07-30 15:07:44

The white-lined skimmer (Orthetrum caffrum), also known as the two-striped skimmer, is a dragonfly that can be found in a range that extends from southern Africa to the Arabian Peninsula and includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, among many other areas. It prefers to reside near freshwater sources like slow-moving rivers, marshes,...

Jaunty Dropwing Trithemis stictica
2013-07-30 14:22:39

The jaunty dropwing (Trithemis stictica) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical habitats like moist and arid savannahs, forests, and shrublands. It is typically seen near marshes, swamps, and rivers. The...

Lake Dropwing Trithemis dorsalis
2013-07-30 14:14:34

The lake dropwing (Trithemis dorsalis) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa, with a range that includes Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers a habitat in tropical or subtropical lowlands, savannahs, shrub lands, and forests. Like other dragonflies, it is most often seen near stable or temporary...

Long Legged Marsh Glider Trithemis pallidinervis
2013-07-30 12:23:08

The long legged marsh glider (Trithemis pallidinervis) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in India and neighboring areas. It resides in marshy and weedy areas near bodies of water like ponds, rivers and streams, where it can be seen perching on aquatic vegetation. The long legged marsh glider varies in size depending upon the sex, with males holding an abdomen that reaches 1.2...

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.