odonate

NOUN
  1. large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
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  • The odonates were removed and preserved in 70% ethanol for later identification and counting.
  • They are encountered infrequently even in the heart of their range, and are among the most poorly known odonates in North America.
  • My quick survey of the antennal structure of extant odonates and mayflies indicates that the flagellum is structurally different.
  • This area is where odonate larvae exist, and is also where cattle grazing has the largest impact.
  • The larvae of odonates are easily distinguished from those of other aquatic larvae by their long, hinged labium that is used to seize prey. Insecta (Aquatic)
  • A number of odonate species are currently endangered.
  • He is particularly fascinated by butterfly ecology, bird evolution and diversity, odonate habitat choice and breeding, and adaptation to the sea shore by a wide variety of animals, as well as being a keen plantsman (species only, though!). Contributor: Kevin J. Caley
  • Distance moved was not analyzed because it is well correlated with number of moves (position changes) in odonate larvae.
  • It is possible that odonate predation is not an important factor in the dynamics of this Ophiogomphus assemblage.
  • Despite its relatively small size, Massachusetts hosts one of the most diverse odonate faunas known from any state, with at least 164 species recorded to date.
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