damselfly

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slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest

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Dragonflies and damselflies play an important role as predators of insects such as mosquitos, and are good indicators of the health of rivers, lakes and wetlands.
taken in Lee Valley Park, London, showing two damselflies peering over a leaf.
Compared to butterflies, with over 125,000 species, there are barely 5,000 species of dragon and damselflies.
Peter Birch, group environment manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: "Dragonflies, and their sister damselflies, flourish in clean water which is rich in bankside vegetation, such as reeds.
By taking part in the Great Nature Watch, you can help us monitor numbers of dragonflies, damselflies, and in fact, all species living on our canals and rivers over the coming years.
Measurements of selection on a population of damselflies with a manipulated phenotype.
Adult dragonflies and damselflies were captured at various lentic and lotic habitats on the Refuge with an insect net (diameter 15 inches).
The Pinnacles system also houses 49 types of mammals, 22 reptiles, six amphibians, 68 butterflies, 36 dragonflies and damselflies, nearly 400 bees, and thousands of other invertebrates.
A review of "Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides)" by Dennis Paulson.
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States.
Dragonflies and damselflies have become increasingly popular research subjects in recent decades (Corbet 1999; Cordoba-Aguilar 2008).
The Big Pond Dip results, published by Pond Conservation, show that two thirds of ponds had breeding dragonflies and damselflies, and three quarters of them contained water snails, pond skaters and water beetles.
But now the Cairngorms National Park Authority have insisted that a lochan on the proposed site should be protected, because it is home to Northern damselflies.
The latest North Wales Dragonfly Newsletter reports the first black darters on the wing around upland bogs, and small red damselflies near Harlech.
Organisms with bigger bodies or faster growth rates tend to live longer, mate more and produce more offspring, whether they are deer or damselflies, the authors report.