Behavior and ecological interactions of larval Odonata.

C. L. Pierce, P. H. Crowley, D. M. Johnson

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Abstract

Enallagma aspersum and E. traviatum (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) are the most abundant larval odonates in Bays Mountain Park, Tennessee. E. traviatum coexists with insectivorous fish in a small lake, whereas E. aspersum is restricted to a small fishless pond nearby. Experiments suggest that the distribution of E. aspersum larvae may be limited by fish predation. Although competitive interactions were detected, there was no evidence that larval competition influences the distribution of either species.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1504-1512
Number of pages9
JournalEcology
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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