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Mystified by terminology of dragonfly anatomy ? Look here

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 13:16 PM »
Hi Glennie,

What a brilliant website!

Learning the terminology is like learning a new language.... After you have got the dragonflies memorised have a go at reptile terminology... :) 

The image on the anatomy page is pretty good
http://www.habitas.org.uk/dragonflyireland/anatomy_1.htm

I just noticed if you click the image another one will load for another example....

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 17:33 PM »
Hi All,

Another nice touch to your link is that it explains the etymology of the Latin and Greek names ie Calopteryx..Gr. kalos beautiful, Gr. pteryx wing; refers to the wings
Great site and a lot of useful information.

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Syd

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 18:18 PM »
Hi All,

Another nice touch to your link is that it explains the etymology of the Latin and Greek names ie Calopteryx..Gr. kalos beautiful, Gr. pteryx wing; refers to the wings
Great site and a lot of useful information.

Regards

Syd

I particularly like: boltonii - named in honour of Bolton (?)  :biggrin:

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 21:48 PM »
Hi Glenie,

Excellent site, very clear explanations. Believe or not I have been trying not to use to much specialist jargon, but now you've opened the flood gates I'll be setting a test!
Great to see your interest in dragons is expanding?! :clapping:
Steve

PS Clive & Sue's Wildside Holidays website has an expanding dragonfly content on it at
 http://www.wildsideholidays.com/natural/insects-and-creepy-crawlies/97-dragonflies/302-a-description-of-iberian-dragonflies.html
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 22:21 PM »
I think it was Jesús who opened the flood gates for that website to be found  :)


I particularly like: boltonii - named in honour of Bolton (?)  :biggrin:
(No, Glennie  :))
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2008, 13:38 PM »
OK Lisa, so who or what was 'boltonii' named after then? It has to be something, I had in mind an early member of the R.S. or another notable scientist, but the only name that came to mind was the Darby dynasty, well, it's all up north, isn't it :dancing:

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2008, 20:15 PM »
OK Lisa, so who or what was 'boltonii' named after then? It has to be something, I had in mind an early member of the R.S. or another notable scientist, but the only name that came to mind was the Darby dynasty, well, it's all up north, isn't it :dancing:

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Simon

You mean it isn't because it was first seen during a Bolton match? :o

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2008, 23:58 PM »
In honour of Bolton? A  person or the place....

http://www.habitas.org.uk/dragonflyireland/nameans.htm

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008, 10:32 AM »
Maybe the dragnfly wanders around lots  :dancing:

Simon