- Dragonfly Wings. Tapp, Ken // Spider;Jul2006, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p8
The article presents information on the wings of a dragonfly.
- Dragonflies. Hughes, Monica // Bugs;2006, p10
A chapter of the book "Bugs" is presented. It focuses on dragonflies. It offers information on the anatomy of the insect. The common habitats of dragonflies are mentioned, including underwater were the young lives. Dragonflies eat other flying insects.
- ORDER ODONATA. Goldman, Phyllis Barkas // Monkeyshines Goes Buggy (The Study of Entomology);1992, p78
Dragonflies and their relatives the damselflies are members of the insect Order Odonata. The word "odonata" comes from the Greek word meaning "tooth", in reference to the teeth on the jaws of this insect. Odonata have four slender membranous wings attached to their long, thin bodies. Some of...
- Black clubtail dragonfly. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
The black clubtail is one of 86 species in this family of dragonflies. The name of this species and its family comes from the large segments at the tip of the male's long, thin, lower body. These make it appear to have a club for a tail. This is the largest dragonfly in North America.
- Ten-spot pond skimmer dragonfly. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
This species of dragonfly is named for the 10 white spots on its wings and for its habit of hovering and skimming near the surface of the water. It lives near ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams all across North America.
- Exploring Insect Vision. Damonte, Kathleen // Science & Children;Feb2005, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p47
The article presents information about insect vision, one of the qualities that helps them survive. Like humans, insects also have the same five senses, but the organs they use to touch, taste, smell, see, and hear are very different. Insect eyes are different to human eyes. Unlike humans a...
- Homologization of the Flight Musculature of Zygoptera (Insecta: Odonata) and Neoptera (Insecta). Büsse, Sebastian; Genet, Cécile; Hörnschemeyer, Thomas // PLoS ONE;Feb2013, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p1
Among the winged insects (Pterygota) the Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) are unique for several reasons. Behaviourally they are aerial predators that hunt and catch their prey in flight, only. Morphologically the flight apparatus of Odonata is significantly different from what is found in...
- Insect vision. Brackenbury, John // Nature Australia;Winter97, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p32
Focuses on the vision ability of a number of insects. Information on Darter Dragonflies (Sympetrum striolatum); Details of an experiment conducted by the author and his wife to test the main characteristics of insect vision; Information on the eyes of insects; Comparison between human vision and...
- `Dragonflies are an odd combination of beautiful things.' Conniff, Richard // Smithsonian;Jul96, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p70
Looks at dragonflies. Origin of their name; Description of their anatomy and mating method; Why they are interesting to observers; Courting methods; Misconceptions about their habitats; Speed and maneuverability; Author's observations and opinions.