The larvae serve as food for freshwater fish, and the soft bodies of the teneral
are fed by birds (Jens and Runyan, 2006).
And if you're lucky, you might even spot a newly-emerged (teneral
A few teneral
adults were present but only in nearby stock ponds.
Femora dark red-brown (note: a few [female] specimens have orangebrown femora and may be somewhat teneral
), predominantly pale yellow-white setose (1 dorsodistal black macroseta).
Three adults (two male and one female) with some teneral
characteristics, were well away from the Yarra with the minimum distance from the river being up to 1.8 km.
americanus captured, 35% were teneral
(i.e., relatively young) and 65% were sclerotized (i.e., relatively old); no trend relative to age was noted across sites, so numbers were combined for analyses.
aegypti adult females only if teneral
nutritional reserves are elevated .
In this group, where large series of specimens are available for comparative study, there appears to be developmental and interspecific variation in the extent and intensity of the tergite's lateral sclerotization, so that, in some specimens, especially those that are teneral
, the spiracle appears to open on an unsclerotized portion of the pleuron membrane.
Keith's book describes the habitat of dragonflies, what they eat, how, once they've left their larval shell and are in the "teneral
" stage, sometimes it takes an hour for their wings to dry before they fly away.