Underwater and epilithic oviposition by Australian Aeshnidae (Odonata)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 33-36, 2004
Published: 1 April 2004 (Received: 12 June 2003, Accepted: 2 November 2003)
In this article we report underwater oviposition and epilithic oviposition in Anisoptera. We observed Notoaeschna sagittata totally submerged ovipositing on bare rock in the fast current of a rapid. Dendroaeschna conspersa oviposited also underwater, but into wood submerged in very clear water.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, Australia, underwater oviposition, epilithic oviposition, Notoaeschna sagittata, Dendroaeschna conspersa
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