1An order of predatory insects that comprises the dragonflies and damselflies. They have long slender bodies, two pairs of membranous wings, large compound eyes, and aquatic larvae.
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- In contrast to YOY perch, predator-sensitive prey in the diet were dominated by Trichoptera, Odonata, and Coleoptera larvae.
- Associated fossils include other disarticulated insect remains such as Diptera (true flies) and Odonata (dragonflies).
- The Odonata appeared for the first time in the Permian.
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