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WHAT DOES DRAGONFLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can sometimes be mistaken for damselflies, which are morphologically similar; however, adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess six legs, but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in the world. Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. About 5,900 different species of dragonflies are known in the world today of which about 3000 belong to the Anisoptera. Though dragonflies are predators, they themselves are subject to predation by birds, lizards, frogs, spiders, fish, water bugs, and even other large dragonflies.
The translations of dragonfly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dragonfly» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRAGONFLY» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dragonfly
QUOTES WITH «DRAGONFLY»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word dragonfly.
When a dragonfly flutters by, you may not realize, but it's the greatest flier in nature. It can hover, fly backwards, even upside down.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRAGONFLY»
Discover the use of dragonfly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dragonfly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
When Tashi, the rigidly formal 16-year-old Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands, reluctantly weds roguish 18-year-old Prince Ramil of Gerfal, their religious, cultural and personal differences threaten to end their political ...
Julia Golding, 2008
Dragonfly in Amber
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Diana Gabaldon, 2010
Introduces readers to the characteristics, diet, life cycle, predators, habitat, and lifespan of dragonflies.
Stephanie St. Pierre, 2008
Introduces dragonflies, including facts on what they look like, their life cycle, where they live, and what they eat.
John Woodward, 2010
On the eve of Hallowe'en, strange noises begin coming from the basement of Bridget Anne's uncle's funeral parlor, forcing Uncle Henry to call in his mysterious friend Mothkin to investigate, and when young "Dragonfly" follows him, she ...
Frederic S. Durbin, 2005
The Dragonfly Pool
A beloved New York Times bestselling author returns to paper!
Eva Ibbotson, 2009
Grandfather Tang's Story
Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.
Ann Tompert, 1990
The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To ...
Named for the only insect that is able to move in any direction when its four wings are working in concert, this book Reveals the four "wings" of the Dragonfly Effect-and how they work together to produce colossal results Features original ...
Jennifer Aaker, Andy Smith, 2010
Dragonfly: An Epic Adventure of Survival in Outer Space
Presents a behind-the-scenes account of NASA's ambitious and sometimes tumultuous involvement with Russia's problem-plagued Mir space station over three years.
Bryan Burrough, 2000
Don't Die, Dragonfly
Sabine tries to ignore the psychic abilities that she shares with her grandmother, but when she discovers that a classmate is in real danger she is compelled to follow her spirit guide.
Linda Joy Singleton, 2010
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRAGONFLY»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dragonfly is used in the context of the following news items.
Great Caesar's Ghost: Dragonfly
Dragonfly, a collection of well-known covers and two original cuts, marks Great Caesar's Ghost's return to the studio after losing founding ... «Relix, Jul 15»
Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness will hold an open house on Sunday, July 12 from 9-11 AM to celebrate its second anniversary. This free community ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
Citizen Scientists Can Help Unravel The Mysteries Of Dragonfly …
In August, 2010, my family and I watched from our backyard an unbelievable phenomenon: a single species of dragonfly, individually ... «MTPR, Jul 15»
Operation Dragonfly: St Leonards driver too drunk to get out of car
A total of 29 people have so far been convicted of offences as part of Sussex Police's campaign, called Operation Dragonfly, to clamp down on ... «Hastings and St. Leonards Observer, Jul 15»
Dragonfly Lego Party @ RiverBender.com Community Center
“Legos are the 'THE' thing right now, so the Dragonfly wants to plan activities for them, by them.” Lara's son and daughter both helped plan this ... «RiverBender.com, Jul 15»
Dragonfly history uncovered at Yougnstown
The artwork was uncovered while workers pressure-washed the building May, 2015. The 910th Tactical Fighter Group flew the A-37 Dragonfly. «Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Jul 15»
Dragonfly workshop, photo ops among Ridges events
The popular dragonfly workshop with naturalist Paul Burton returns at 9 a.m. July 17. Participants will meet at the Cook-Fuller Center and spend ... «Green Bay Press Gazette, Jul 15»
County library hosts dragonfly program
Participants will also learn how to attract the ferocious mosquito predators by creating a dragonfly pond in their own yard. Sutton has studied ... «Shore News Today, Jul 15»
Dragonfly drying up Lockport's future water needs
The Hine's emerald dragonfly was thought to be extinct by the mid-1900's, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website, but was ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
Operation Dragonfly: Drink driver caught on his way to the shops for …
A 47-year-old man got a two year driving ban after drinking a bottle of vodka and then driving to the shops to get more, police say. Boguslaw ... «Crawley Observer, Jul 15»
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