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Odonatos Damselflies. Insects Invertebrates Animal Kingdom. Wildlife.



They are medium or large sized insects, elongated body and two pairs of very delicate membranous wings.

They have short antennae, highly developed compound eyes and chewing mouthpiece.

dragon-fly. Odonatos Insects
dragon-fly. Odonatos. Insects

They are very voracious carnivorous predators and hunt their victims on the fly.

They are excellent flyers able to stand still in the air and fly backwards.

Typical representatives of this order are dragonflies and Damselflies.

Dragonflies rest with wings extended.
Wingspan dragonfly: 11 cm.

Damselfly Wingspan: 5 cm.
The damselflies rest with wings folded back.

Metamorphosis

The metamorphosis of odonates is incomplete.

Through different molting phases, the larva becomes a nymph and it becomes an adult imago or insect.

The female lays eggs in water or in aquatic plants.

Larvae are aquatic and breathe through tracheobranchs.

They have a modified mouthpiece with a large lower lip in the form of a "mask" extensible towards their prey.

The nymph lives in its aquatic phase for a year or more. While growing, shed skin several times.

Before the last molt, it goes out of the water through the stem of a plant.

The skin cracks in the back and an adult comes out who, when the skin and wings harden, fly and complete the reproductive cycle with mating between males and females.

A small presentation of the diversity of the insects could be the following:

WITHOUT WINGS or Apteros
Proturos They are the most primitive insects.
Without wings or antennae.
Colembolos Sin alas.
A ventral organ allows them to take great leaps.
Tisanuros Tres apendices terminales
Lepisma or silverfish
Dipluros Two terminal appendices.
WITH WINGS
Ephemeroptera Rudimentary mouthpieces.
Two pairs of wings.
Aquatic larvae with gills.
Ephemeral
Plecoptera Incomplete metamorphosis
Aploembia
Odonates Chewing mouth.
Two pairs of large membranous wings.
Aquatic larvae.
Libelulas
Mantoids or mantids Incomplete metamorphosis
Mantis religiosa
Blactereos Mouthpiece masticator
Cockroach
Fasmideos Mouthpiece masticator
Insect stick
Dermapteros Mouth chewing.
Tongue at the end of the abdomen.
Earwigs.
Orthotics Mouth chewing.
Two pairs of wings, of which the first protects the second.
Cricket, Lobster
Isopters Mouth chewing.
Social organization similar to that of ants.
Termes or Termites
Hemiptera Superorder that includes heteropteros and homopteros.
Heteropteros Mouthpieces choppers-suctors.
Two pairs of wings, the first one in its anterior part.
Bedbug.
Homopteros Mouthpiece picador-suctor.
Two pairs of equal wings, which sometimes are missing.
Cicadas, aphids.
Hymenoptera Mouthpieces chewing or sucking.
Four membranous wings.
Bee, Wasp, Ant
MalophagosChewing mouthpieces.
Without wings.
Places of birds and mammals.
Lice of chickens.
AnoplurosMouth filler-suctora.
Without wings.
Mammals' parts.
Head louse.
NeuropterosChewing mouth.
Four membranous wings with numerous nerviations.
Lion ant.
ColeopteraChewing mouth pieces.
Two pairs of wings, the first very coro form a protective case.
Beetles, Fireflies.
Lepidoptera Mouthpieces transformed into suctor apparatus that is spirally wound.
Two pairs of membranous wings covered with scales.
Butterflies and moths.
Diptera Biting and sucking mouthpieces.
Just a pair of wings.
Fly, Mosquito, Tipula, Tabano

The SEA is realizing a complete Catalog of the Aragonese Entomofauna that has already been partially published, where 190 families have been inventoried with 3012 species.



Other information about fauna in Aragón:

A small list of species in Aragon would be the following:

Vertebrates Invertebrates

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians

Fishes

Metazoans

Protozoa

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