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For consistency's sake: the precise use of larva, nymph and naiad within Insecta
Larva, nymph or naiad? Which term belongs to which insect groups? Entomology needs clear language – terminology – to ensure scientific integrity of the actual term that refers to each immatureExpand
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Material composition of the mouthpart cuticle in a damselfly larva (Insecta: Odonata) and its biomechanical significance
Odonata larvae are key predators in their habitats. They catch prey with a unique and highly efficient apparatus, the prehensile mask. The mandibles and maxillae, however, play the lead in handlingExpand
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Homologization of the Flight Musculature of Zygoptera (Insecta: Odonata) and Neoptera (Insecta)
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.Expand
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Measurement error in μCT‐based three‐dimensional geometric morphometrics introduced by surface generation and landmark data acquisition
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We have systematically assessed artefactual variance in landmark data introduced by the use of different voxel sizes, segmentation strategies, surface simplification degrees, and by inter‐ and intra‐observer differences, and compared their magnitude to true biological variation. Expand
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The thorax musculature of Anisoptera (Insecta: Odonata) nymphs and its evolutionary relevance
BackgroundAmong the winged insects (Pterygota) the Odonata (dragon- and damselflies) are special for several reasons. They are strictly aerial predators showing remarkable flight abilities and theirExpand
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Note on using nuclear 28S rDNA for sequencing ancient and strongly degraded insect DNA
A protocol using insect specimens or parts thereof allows for sequencing of sections of nuclear 28S rDNA. In the present note it is demonstrated that this protocol can readily be applied to stronglyExpand
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Endolithic Algae Affect Modern Coral Carbonate Morphology and Chemistry
While burial diagenetic processes of tropical corals are well investigated, current knowledge about factors initiating early diagenesis remains fragmentary. In the present study we focus on recentExpand
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Phylogeographic Analysis Elucidates the Influence of the Ice Ages on the Disjunct Distribution of Relict Dragonflies in Asia
Unusual biogeographic patterns of closely related groups reflect events in the past, and molecular analyses can help to elucidate these events. While ample research on the origin of disjunctExpand
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A controllable dual-catapult system inspired by the biomechanics of the dragonfly larvae’s predatory strike
The independently loaded synchronized dual-catapult system of dragonfly larvae can serve as a model for bioinspired robotics. The biomechanics underlying the predatory strike of dragonfly larvae isExpand
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Pressure-induced silk spinning mechanism in webspinners (Insecta: Embioptera).
The articulated appendages of arthropods are highly adaptable and potentially multifunctional, used for walking, swimming, feeding, prey capture, or other functions. Webspinners (Order Embioptera)Expand
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