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.
- 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.
1.1 (as plural noun odonata) Insects of the order Odonata; dragonflies and damselflies.
- Hence, dominance is synonymous for resource holding potential, a term more commonly used in previous studies on odonata.
Modern Latin (plural), formed irregularly from Greek odōn (variant of odous) 'tooth', with reference to the insect's mandibles.
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