Pre-fabricated dining shelters as outdoor insectaries, an assessment using Enallagma ebrium (Hagen) (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae)
Odonatologica , Volume 24 - Issue 4 p. 461- 466
Problems with housing adult damselflies include unnatural responses to being caged and prohibitive costs of outdoor cages. Here, a relatively inexpensive method, using pre-fabricated tents as outdoor inseclaries, is presented. These tents do not adversely affect flying, foraging, mate searching, and mating of damselflies. Survival rates of pre-reproductive adults were also high (100% survival of teneral females for the entire pre-reproductive period in 1 of 2 trials). Outdoor insectaries also have been used successfully for housing other spp., inch E. boreale Sel. and Nehalennia irene (Hag.).
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M. Forbes, & B. Leung. (1995). Pre-fabricated dining shelters as outdoor insectaries, an assessment using Enallagma ebrium (Hagen) (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica, 24(4), 461–466.
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