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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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This is a medium-sized damselfly, growing up to 3.6cm or 1.5 inches, which was about the size of our garden visitor.
Fincke, "Population regulation of a tropical damselfly in the larval stage by food limitation, cannibalism, intraguild predation and habitat drying," Oecologia, vol.
Another discovery in the same week in two different sites in Fujairah found a tiny colorful damselfly called Ischnura nursei.
Male and female interactions during courtship of the neotropical damselfly Mnesarete pudica (Odonata: Calopterygidae).
Both damselfly and dragonfly nymphs feed on small aquatic organisms, fish, and tadpoles (Corbet 1999, Colburn 2004), while adults feed on mosquitoes, butterflies, and other winged insects associated with vegetation of aquatic habitats.
Judas visited the dam site in late morning to record and photograph Odonata and had walked 200-300 metres along the north-east bank, when he first observed the new damselfly, with its tri-coloured, red, yellow and black-banded abdomen.
Field-collected plankton samples also contain more diverse prey items that better reflect a damselfly's normal diet.
Those who have never canoed the bucolic six miles between Athol and Orange may not be aware that bald eagles are regularly seen circling over the river; green and blue heron are common residents; hawks, osprey and other raptors use the river to hunt for food, and a host of insects can be found buzzing around, including the American rubyspot damselfly, a beautiful red colored damselfly that is found in parts of the river in large numbers.
Dwy o'r mursennod welais i oedd y fursen dinlas fach (Ischnura pumilio; Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly) a'r fursen fawr goch (Pyrrhosoma nymphula; large red damselfly).
First record of the damselfly genus Anisagrion (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from Colombia