Dythemis cannacrioides Calvert, a libellulid with unusual ovipositing behaviour (Anisoptera)
Odonatologica , Volume 16 - Issue 2 p. 175- 182
The microhabitat and reproductive behaviour of the non-sexually dimorphic D. cannacrioides are described. An outstanding feature is the unusual method by which ovipositing females attach egg-filaments to floating roots of a liana. Use of the term "epiphytic" (sensu MATHAVAN & PANDIAN, 1977, Hydrobiologia 54: 257-272) instead of "exophytic” to describe such oviposition is recommended.
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