One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large damselfly that has a body with a metallic sheen.
Genus Agrion (or Calopteryx), family Calopterygidae: numerous speciesAlso called demoiselle
- ‘A Banded Agrion Damselfly passed through my south Lancing garden at fence height without pausing to explore.’
- ‘In the wings of pupae of many insects, the circulation may be seen; in that of the Agrion puella, a small Dragon-fly, each of the "nerves" of the wings contain trachae, or air-tubes, which branch off from the larger system in the body.’
- ‘The River Gowy, which scythes through the site, provides additional habitats along its steep banks the branded agrion (damselfly) is a splendid sight in the summer.’
- ‘The length of the second segment in Agrion antennata shoes that it does not belong to the genus Agrion in its stricter sense.’
- ‘Yesterday, while I was out, Sheila was lucky enough to see a Red Admiral butterfly, and more unusually, a Banded Agrion Damselfly which landed very close to her.’
Greek, neuter of agrios ‘wild’.
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