damselfly


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dam·sel·fly

 (dăm′zəl-flī′)
n.
Any of numerous often brightly colored, predatory odonate insects of the suborder Zygoptera that have a long slender body with transparent veined wings and that, unlike dragonflies, hold the wings together over the abdomen when at rest. Also called demoiselle.

damselfly

(ˈdæmzəlˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any insect of the suborder Zygoptera similar to but smaller than dragonflies and usually resting with the wings closed over the back: order Odonata

dam•sel•fly

(ˈdæm zəlˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
any of numerous slender, nonstinging insects of the order Odonata (suborder Zygoptera), distinguished from the dragonflies by having the wings folded back in line with the body when at rest.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damselfly - slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at restdamselfly - slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest
odonate - large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
Translations
حَشَرةٌ تعيشُ قُرْبَ الماء
motýlice
vandnymfe
šidlo
kız böceği

damselfly

nSeejungfer f, → Schlankjungfer f

damsel

(ˈdӕmzəl) noun
a young girl. a damsel in distress.
ˈdamselfly noun
an insect with a long thin body found near water.
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Clearly, both predation and competition contribute to regulating the abundances of species in both damselfly genera in fish lakes, and as a result the genera's abundances are dynamically linked via indirect effects propagated through both resources and predators.
Specimens of the damselfly and the symphoretic chironomid were reared and a study was conducted to determine the incidence and other characteristics of this association.
In this paper, I report the results of an experiment designed to quantify phenotypic selection on a putative adaptation of Enallagma damselfly species for coexisting with dragonfly predators in fishless lakes.
Hearing the rush of a creek, he pictures the cryptic communitiesof beetle and damselfly larvae stirring beneath the wet rocks.
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SIR David Attenborough has had a new species of damselfly dating to more than 70 million years ago named after him.
The other three animals are the Hawaiian population of the band-rumped storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro), the orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion xanthomelas) and the anchialine pool shrimp (Procaris hawaiana).
ASTUNNING image of a damselfly perched on a blade of grass has scooped top prize for a Northumberland youngster in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Dragonfly and Damselfly Field Course - Join McKenzie River Trust and dragonfly expert Cary Kerst for a field course on dragonflies and damselflies to be held from 9:30 a.
Coenagrion pulchellum ydi'r enw gwyddonol arni hi, a Variable Damselfly yn Saesneg.
Two damselfly and eight dragonfly species were observed.
Austin Thomas caught a young starling taking a bath Walter Lovell, eight, caught moment a frog checked spawn Jules Cox spent hours in icy water to get a photo of this vole This curious seal pup took a shine to Mark Smith's camera Glowing jellyfish off Western Scotland, by Richard Shucksmith Ross Hoddinot got eye-ball to eyeball with this colourful damselfly