damselfly

[ UK /dˈæmsɪlflˌa‍ɪ/ ]
NOUN
  1. slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest
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How To Use damselfly In A Sentence

  • However, for this little creature there are so many things to be learnt: is it a dragonfly or a damselfly?
  • A larval damselfly abdomen is longer and narrower with three fin-like gills projecting from the end.
  • We would like to thank Michael L. May for many helpful discussions of damselfly biology and biogeography.
  • Zimmerman noted the habit of the damselfly Ischnura aurora to fly straight up and out of sight immediately after hatching as a likely reason for the wide distribution of the species across Oceania.
  • Superfluous killing has been reported for a diverse group of animals, including zooplankton, stoats and weasels, damselfly naiads, wolves, predaceous mites, and spiders.
  • A blue damselfly hovers up from the chamomile, white and yellow, green.
  • Fish were held in large plastic tanks or large aquaria when not being used, and they were fed frozen chironomids and live damselfly larvae.
  • She pointed out damselfly larva, water beetles, tadpoles, backswimmers, dragon fly larva and snails as they circled around in our tiny sample of the marsh.
  • In the Japanese damselfly, Mnais costalis, there is a high degree of female monopolization and females often oviposit on territories in tight aggregated clumps.
  • A grasshopper materialized, then several hornets, two shiny black wasps, a drab brown damselfly, and a large azure-blue dragonfly.
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