I observed what i am assuming was a mrs dragonfly hovering over the surface of mine pond dipping she tail into the water and also flicking water. Again - an presumption here - yet I figured she to be laying eggs. Everyone else ever witness this? us do have actually a tenderness waterfall to keep the water flowing, however I intend the water is still enough around the edges the make a an excellent habitat because that dragonfly larvae.




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Denise, she is laying eggs part actually gain in the water or mud and lay them and also some lug some ~ above the tail and also plunk them and also keep doing that til thay room all layed. It"s cool isn"t it?A while earlier they had actually some cool videos top top You tube of Dragonflies laying eggsjolana


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Yes, ns know exactly how the dragonflies and their larvae favor to eat mosquitoes and also am happy she laid her eggs. I figured with about 13 goldfish and the moving water, ns wouldn"t be most likely to have actually mosquitoes in the pond. I have not checked out them anymore currently that we have actually our pond than before we we installed it. I"m generally careful around emptying my birdbath to keep that from becoming a reproduction ground too.

I really did enjoy watching her lay her eggs. The was a an initial for me to check out this. She was flicking fall of water at least 12 inches across the surface. The whole time she to be doing this, an additional dragonfly - suspect this was the male satellite on one of my plants and watched. This one to be bright blue - just beautiful! ns have likewise seen a vibrant red dragonfly buzzing around too, but the blue one has claimed his territory.


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newtotheyard
14 years ago

I"m nearly afraid to post this, because I"ve read enough on this forum to recognize y"all deserve to take subject in impressive directions, but...

Most masculine dragonflies will float or actually continue to be on peak of the female if she "oviposits" (lays eggs), due to the fact that in many varieties another male have the right to come follow me after the an initial one and--how shall ns say this--scoop out any type of evidence the very first one has been there and then insurance claim her for his own. Lock are rather amazing.


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sally2_gw
14 years ago

They really room so beautiful - at least as nice if no prettier than butterflies. I saw something now that looked prefer a very small dragonfly, a little bigger (longer) 보다 a residence fly, yet definately shaped choose a dragonfly. It had a black color body and also wings however a red head. I have actually no idea what that was, yet I hope it might have been a 1st instar the a dragonfly, if they have actually instars, the is. Probably it was a tiny species that dragonfly. Nevertheless, the was quite interesting.

Denise, i didn"t typical for mine earlier article to be as terse as it to be - I was in a hurry. Re-reading it currently it looks for this reason "just the facts ma-am-ish." I actually was smiling as soon as I posted it, thinking of your dragonfly.

Sally


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14 years ago

Oh ladies, simply wait until you check out the nymphs! they will absolutely make girlfriend drop everything you pulled from the pond the they space hanging on.