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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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In fact, looking for dragonflies and damselflies is so popular in the Millers River watershed that a "NymphFest" is held at the Millers River Environmental Center in Athol each year.
In ponds and lakes that do not support fish populations in eastern North America, large dragonflies (e.g., Anax, Aeshna, and Tramea species) are the primary predators of coexisting damselflies (McPeek 1990a, 1998).
Damselflies promote a healthy balance in gardens and garden ponds, as they help reduce the number of other aquatic larvae, such as mosquitoes.
It shows that damselflies have been romancing their partners for at least that long a period in their evolution, according to the study.
Dragonflies and damselflies comprise one of the most distinctive and intriguing groups in the animal kingdom.
NATURE lovers are being asked to monitor the UK's dragonflies and damselflies with the help of a new app.
But there Is another, larger, more colourful species of Insect to be found when wandering by any river or lake during the summer months: the Iridescent brilliance of dragonflies and damselflies.
But this remarkable image is of two real-life damselflies and it has won a top award for a Huddersfield woman.
THE wet winter could have hit populations of dragonflies and damselflies in Wales, the Canal & River Trust has warned as it launches its annual wildlife spotting scheme.
THE wettest winter on record could have hit populations of dragon-flies and damselflies, the Canal & River Trust has warned as it launches its annual wildlife spotting scheme.
Johnson, "Mating and oviposition of damselflies in the laboratory," The Canadian Entomologist, vol.