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terrestrial

(tə-rĕs′trē-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants.
2. Biology Living or growing on land or on or in the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or epiphytic: terrestrial mammals; terrestrial apes; terrestrial orchids.
3. Astronomy Similar to the planet earth in size or composition: terrestrial planets.
4. Transmitted from structures on the earth and not involving satellites: terrestrial radio.
5. Archaic Of or relating to the earth rather than heaven.
n.
An inhabitant of the earth.

ter·res′tri·al·ly adv.
ter·res′tri·al·ness n.

terrestrial

of the land as opposed to water or air.
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This means that no terrestrial invertebrates were reported for those streams for 120, 144, and 168 h after peak flow.
Initially, nearly 65% of individuals and taxa in the samples from streams were terrestrial organisms in the Santa Cruz River and Rio Puerco watersheds (Figs.
Both species are primarily detritivores and algivores and are facultatively predaceous on small invertebrates (McKinley, 1973; Fisher et al., 1981); therefore, we consider it unlikely that they prey considerably upon the terrestrial organisms that fall into these flash-flood waters.
Our findings increase the sparse knowledge on terrestrial invertebrates recovered from the receding flows of monsoon-related flash floods in the southwestern USA, specifically in ephemeral stream channels where this phenomenon has not been studied previously.
Appendix-List of terrestrial taxa collected in receding flows of monsoon-related flash floods in the southwestern USA, July-August 2005.
A study of terrestrial and aerial macroinvertebrates on river banks and their contribution to drifting fauna and salmonid diets in a Scottish catchment.
Use 4X or 5X tippets to help turn over large terrestrials like crickets and hoppers, and lighter 6X tippets for smaller patterns like ants.
IN FLY TYING, FEW PATTERNS have benefitted from the introduction of more than the terrestrials. Foam is the most recent focus of fly tiers.
There are many terrestrials and many good patterns that imitate them.
Tying & Fishing Terrestrials, by Gerald Almy, Stackpole Books
Terrestrial fishing opens many doors for summer fly rodders when mayfly activity is relegated to morning and evening hours.
There are millions of terrestrial species, as opposed to thousands of mayflies, but this does not mean you need hundreds of patterns.