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naiad

(nā′əd, -ăd′, nī′-)
n. pl. nai·ades (-ə-dēz′) or nai·ads
The aquatic nymph of certain insects, such as a mayfly, damselfly, or dragonfly.

naiad

the aquatic nymphal stage of dragonflies and mayflies.
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Keywords: Odonata, naiads, Potohar plateau, dragonflies, damselflies.
The present study was undertaken to explore the insect larvae and naiads at Chiliya Bund from where an outlet of Keenjhar Lake is originated.
Its clusters of straplike leaves resemble overgrown spider plants; spreading one leaf cluster apart, he reveals clots of mud at the base--ideal habitat for the thick-bodied naiads of M.
Ferreras-Romero (1997) found Boyeria irene to be mainly semivoltine, but some naiads required three years to complete devel opment in the Sierra Morena Mountains of Spain.
They Laid their eggs and sperm on beds of sand and spiny naiads, leapt the full six feet of their frenzied bodies toward the sun.
In the course of the long and complicated mythological action, interspersed at frequent intervals with music and dance, Circe managed to enchant the naiads and with them Mercury, the messenger of the Gods.
Naiads are different -- and far superior, according to Shaw -- because the pontoons attach to an aluminum hull.
The least thing calls you back to me--blue naiads by a stream, day lilies straining toward first light, the dark allegory of the lake swarming with stars.
Mean head capsule width and growth ratio of both laboratory raised* naiads and naiads collected from Harmon Creek.
Like most Romantics, he truly believed in the supernatural creatures--the sylphs, naiads, ondines, and forbidding wilis who inhabited forests and woodlands.