Reproductive behavior of Hypolestes trinitatis (Gundlach) in Cuba (Zygoptera: Megapodagrionidae)
Odonatologica , Volume 38 - Issue 3 p. 247- 253
The study was conducted at the Dos Bocas stream nr Santiago de Cuba, during Aug.-Sept. 2007 (30 d) and in May 2008 (5 d). 3 3 are territorial, defending perching sites and returning to the same place for several days. Sperm translocation lasted about 9 s and copulation about 7.3 min. It consisted of 2 stages, recognized from the position and movements of 3’s abdomen. Stage I took ca 6.6 min and is probably associated with sperm removal. Stage II lasted about 41.3 s, involving probably sperm transfer. Oviposition lasted for just over 1 h; the male guarding his mate during ca 30 min, whereafter he returned to his perch.
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Y. Torres-Cambas, & R. Fonseca-Rodríguez. (2009). Reproductive behavior of Hypolestes trinitatis (Gundlach) in Cuba (Zygoptera: Megapodagrionidae). Odonatologica, 38(3), 247–253.
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