from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Linnean genus of pseudoneuropterous insects with mandibulate mouth and anal forceps.
- n. [lowercase] Any dragon-fly or libellulid.
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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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