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The Discovery of Libellula usheri: A Documentation of Usher's Dragonfly

The Discovery of Libellula usheri

A Documentation of Usher’s Dragonfly

By Kyle Usher

Published by Kyle Usher at Shakespir

Copyright 2016 Kyle Usher

Memo

I, Kyle Usher, have discovered what I believe to be a new species of insect, as I have never seen anything like it my whole life, nor have I been able to locate in any insect guides for my area or surrounding areas. My research so far has uncovered only one similarity to it, which is the common Dobsonfly, but there are still distinct differences between Usher’s Dragonfly and the Dobsonfly, to include different types of antennae and differing body structure. The possibility remains that the insect could simply be a mutation of the Dobsonfly, but this has been met with doubt. Pending further research on the subject, either by me or a certified entomologist, I have reason to believe that my discovery is indeed new to the field. The specifications of the insect are listed below, based on the specimen I had collected, to include photographs of said specimen.

Name: Libellula usheri

Nickname: Usher’s Dragonfly

Genus: Libellula

Attributes: Has a body like that of a mayfly, wings like those of a dragonfly, a head like that of beetle, to include strong mandibles, and antennae like those of a moth, being of the feathery kind. Similar in size and length to the average adult dragonfly, both in body and wingspan.

Behaviors: Based on close observation of the specimen before its death, the insect has been noted to bite the skin if held, as well as to release an odor comparable to that of a distressed Garter snake, with a detectable citrus undertone, perhaps as its own defense mechanism. Will also bite with its beetle-like mandibles if held in the hand, bites only feel like a small pinch and are non-poisonous. Despite the insect’s moth-like antennae, it seems to be a non-nocturnal creature, as the specimen had been discovered out in the community at high noon. Due to the size and quantity of the insect’s wings, it is assumed that the creature can fly, although this had not been demonstrated by the specimen since its discovery, or before its death, therefore, its flight pattern remains unknown.

Date of discovery: September 4th, 2016

Location of discovery: Rubicon, Wisconsin

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Photographs

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ANATOMICAL DIAGRAM

Any certified entomologists that are interested in investigating this matter forth, and wish to acquire the preserved specimen for such purpose may contact me, Kyle Usher, by writing to:

Kyle Usher

P.O. Box 32

Rubicon, WI 53078

Please note that a copy of your credentials MUST accompany your letter, to verify that you are indeed experienced in this field, otherwise your letter will not be considered for review. If, upon review of your letter and enclosed credentials, I approve of your request and agree to send the specimen to you via the United States Postal Service, priority mail, you must pay a remittance fee of $500, payable by either check or money order to the address listed above. Part of this fee is to pay for shipping, the rest is to properly transfer ownership of the specimen to its buyer. Unfortunately, the specimen has sustained damage while being photographed, as evidenced by the fact that only on antenna is present in the photographs above.

If it is confirmed that the insect is indeed a new discovery, the name Libellula usheri will remain in place.

Sincerely,

Kyle Usher


The Discovery of Libellula usheri: A Documentation of Usher's Dragonfly

A file describing a tentatively new species of insect that has been discovered by Kyle Usher, and accordingly given the name Libellula usheri, or “Usher’s Dragonfly” in Latin. File includes a detailed description of the insect’s physical attributes as well as behaviors, date and location of discovery, and photographs of the specimen collected by Kyle Usher, which he still holds in his possession as of the date of this publication, with the intent of further research, either by him or another party.

  • ISBN: 9781370104772
  • Author: Kyle Usher
  • Published: 2016-09-05 11:15:31
  • Words: 574
The Discovery of Libellula usheri: A Documentation of Usher's Dragonfly The Discovery of Libellula usheri: A Documentation of Usher's Dragonfly