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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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A total of 300 healthy naiads comprising of about 60% at their latter instars were obtained from the University fish-farm in Ibadan with an average weight (g) 0.26 [+ or -] 0.08 and length (cm) 1.76 [+ or -] 0.31.
In the laboratory environment there was little to no risk of common dragonfly larvae entering rearing cages, growing faster and larger, and then preying upon the Hine's naiads. But at the hatchery, in an outdoor pond, protection from predation while ensuring access to adequate food and optimum oxygen levels was a real concern.
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.
In 1745 Akenside published Odes on Several Subjects and in 1746 "Hymn to the Naiads" and "To the Evening Star."
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.