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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Linnean genus of pseudoneuropterous insects with mandibulate mouth and anal forceps. A genus coextensive with Libellulina, Libellulidæ, or the modern suborder Odonata of the order Pseudoneuroptera.
- n. [lowercase] Any dragon-fly or libellulid.
“We were also assailed by an incredible number of flies and other insects, among which was a beautiful species of libellula.”
“It is a nest of white ants," I said to my son; "they are insects of the neuropteral order, and allied to the _libellula_.”
“A single libellula (dragon-fly) was found in the Stonesfield slate, a member of the lower oolitic group quarried near Oxford; and this was for several years the only specimen known to exist so early; but now many species have been found in a corresponding rock at Solenhofen, in”
“The larva lives chiefly in water; it may be driven away by smoke; gnats; libellula; æstros bovis; botts; musca chamæleon; vomitoria.”
“Thus the libellula, dragon fly: the larva of which hurries amid the water, and is the cruel crocodile of aquatic insects.”
“Themisto libellula lives in ice-filled waters but is not dependent on sea ice.”
“Gammarus wilkitzkii, and Themisto libellula, all of which are associated with sea ice or ice-influenced waters.”
“In ice-filled waters its diet largely comprises Themisto libellula and Apherusa glacialis.”
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