Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada


Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon pruinose
Explanation of Names
From Latin pruina, hoar-frost.
pruinose adjective, noun pruinosity - covered with minute dust, as if frosted. Prominent in many Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) as well as some beetles and such groups as cicadas.

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