Zygoptera


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Zygoptera

[zī′gäp·tə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The damsel flies, a suborder of insects in the order Odonata; individuals are slender, dainty creatures, often with bright-blue or orange coloring and usually with clear or transparent wings.
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Belfiore, "Philopatry, homing and dispersal in Lestes barbarous (Fabricius) (Zygoptera: Lestidae)," Odonatologica, vol.
Conducting the analyses within suborders, Anisoptera had a significantly higher proportion of uncommon/rare species that primarily inhabited lotic habits ([chi square] = 11.0, df = 1, P = 0.0009), whereas Zygoptera did not ([chi square] = 0.22, df = 1, P = 0.66).
An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Zygoptera. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
This superb reference, which will be eagerly welcomed by entomologists, presents up-to-date, comprehensive keys to the 125 genera of the Zygoptera in North, Central, and South America.
Dragonflies belong to the order Odonata, which includes dragonflies (suborder Anisoptera) and damselflies (suborder Zygoptera).
They further divide that group--more than 5,500 species worldwide--into two suborders: the "true" dragonflies (Anisoptera), and damsel flies (Zygoptera).
There are two distinctive groups - the Anisoptera or true dragonflies,and the Zygoptera or damselflies.
% by % by Month N Prey item FOC number SE weight SE June 1 Chironomidae 100.0 6.7 6.7 4.3 4.3 Ephemeroptera 100.0 6.7 6.7 2.9 2.9 Amphipoda 100.0 86.7 86.7 92.8 92.8 August 5 Chironomidae 100.0 25.4 11.4 7.6 5.4 Zygoptera 40.0 9.0 6.7 3.0 2.6 Trichoptera 20.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 Ephemeroptera 80.0 7.4 3.9 3.4 2.8 Mollusca 20.0 2.8 2.8 6.6 6.6 Amphipoda 100.0 54.6 7.7 27.3 10.1 Cladocera 20.0 0.3 0.3 0.01 0.01 UR 100.0 .
Surface sculpin stomachs contained an average of 76% fish including Percina and Notropis, and 16% invertebrates including Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera, Zygoptera and Gammaridae.