Definition of anisopteran in English:

anisopteran

noun & adjective

Entomology
  • See Anisoptera

    • ‘More than a third of the zygopterans covered is endemic to South Africa, while the majority of the anisopterans are widespread Afrotropical species.’
    • ‘In all the lakes, anisopteran nymphs become most important in fish from 20-59 cm long.’
    • ‘With it was a Megapodagrionidae, a damselfly that perched with its wings outspread like an anisopteran, giving the impression of a small gomphid.’
    • ‘A list of records of anisopteran larvae and final instar exuviae with attached zebra mussels is provided.’
    • ‘The Downy Emerald Cordulia aenea is the only resident anisopteran not reported during this first year of DragonflyIreland.’
    • ‘Zygopterans and tabanids were absent, and coleopterans, neuropterans, trichopterans, hemipterans (true bugs), and anisopterans were rare.’
    • ‘Juvenile Nile perch feed on invertebrates (e.g., ephemeropteran naiads, anisopterans, zygopterans and chironomids) when small, then switch to fishes with growth.’
    • ‘The eyes of zygopterans are generally situated further apart than with most anisopterans.’
    • ‘There has been no new published record for the smallest anisopteran dragonfly, Nannophya pygmaea, in Hong Kong since 1996.’
    • ‘The wingspan of modern anisopterans ranges from around 0.75 inches to more than 6 inches.’
    • ‘Back in the early Jurassic Era, 190 million years ago, enormous dragonflies of the anisopteran family Petaluridae lived in swamps and bogs on the ancient continents Laurasia and Gondwana.’
    • ‘It is possible that the stratagem of active motion camouflage is unique to anisopterans [a suborder of dragonfly].’
    • ‘Some families have eyes that join, others have separated eyes, but all anisopterans hold their wings out at right-angles to the thorax, like miniature airplanes - and they can fly like jet-fighters!’
    • ‘Assuming that E. superstes is indeed an outgroup taxon to Anisoptera, it clearly emerges as the most suitable outgroup for rooting the anisopteran clade.’
    • ‘Path analysis indicated that fishes exert a strong trophic effect on anisopteran and mosquito larvae in structurally simple swimming pools.’
    • ‘They are small and slender insects, which fly less rapidly than the anisopterans.’
    • ‘In order to avoid confusion between the two meanings of the word ‘dragonfly’, it is easier to refer to the former as ‘odonates’, leaving ‘dragonflies’ for use when referring specifically to anisopterans.’