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1 September 2008 The Behavior of the Seaside Dragonlet, Erythrodiplax berenice (Odonata: Libellulidae), in a Maine Salt Marsh
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The behavior of the marine dragonfly, Erythrodiplax berenice (Seaside Dragonlet), was studied over two summers at Weskeag Marsh, South Thomaston, ME. These dragonflies are lethargic, spending over 99% of their time perched on the culm of a salt marsh plant. No evidence of territorial behavior was found. Females oviposit while in tandem in algal mats on the surface of salt-water pannes. These dragonflies perch preferentially into the wind, presumably to aid in providing lift on take-off.

W. Herbert Wilson Jr. "The Behavior of the Seaside Dragonlet, Erythrodiplax berenice (Odonata: Libellulidae), in a Maine Salt Marsh," Northeastern Naturalist 15(3), 465-468, (1 September 2008). https://doi.org/10.1656/1092-6194-15.3.465
Published: 1 September 2008
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