damselfly


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damselfly:

see dragonflydragonfly,
any insect of the order Odonata, which also includes the damselfly. Members of this order are generally large predatory insects and characteristically have chewing mouthparts and four membranous, net-veined wings; they undergo complete metamorphosis.
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Effects of prey type, prey density and predator presence on behaviour and predation risk in a larval damselfly.
Because damselfly growth rates were lower in the free-ranging-dragonfly treatment, larvae recovered from cages in that treatment were intrinsically smaller than larvae recovered in the other two treatment (McPeek unpubl.
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Science and surveys aside, the next time you see a dragonfly or damselfly, consider this: you are, in a way, witnessing what the dinosaurs saw: insects of ancient lineage, resplendent in color, with aerobatic skills honed through millions of years of evolution.
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Efforts to safeguard Britain's diverse wildlife have helped to revive dwindling species such as the damselfly and otter.
Cannibalism is present in many damselfly species (Johansson 1992, 1993, Anholt 1994, Fincke 1994) and has been suggested to be an important factor for larval mortality in the field (Wissinger 1989, VanBuskirk 1992).
I'm just into realism,'' he said with a shrug as he put away the last damselfly into his case.
Then it stabs its fangs into the damselfly and squirts in some poison.