The Odonata of Numidia, Northeaster Algeria Part II Seasonal ecology
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 27-39, 2000
Published: 1 August 2000 (Received: 19 April 2000, Accepted: 2 May 2000)
This paper, a companion to Part I which treated status and distribution of Numidian Odonata, summarizes current knowledge of their seasonal ecology and identifies areas where promising research avenues exist. Annual patterns of adult occurrence and reproductive activity are used to infer life cycles, with particular reference to strategies that enable species to bridge the hot, dry summer, and to propose a phenological classification applicable to south-temperate north-African Odonata.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, northeastern Algeria, wetlands, phenology, seasonal ecology, aestivation, geographic variation
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