The Wheel Position (!)
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Damselfly is an insect in the Order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact their wings are held along the body when at rest. They are also usually smaller, and weaker fliers than dragonflies, and the eyes are separated.|
Dragonflies and Damselflies are unique among insects in that they mate in a circular or "wheel position." The male dragonfly transfers sperm from its primary set of genitalia at the tip of its abdomen to the secondary set at the base of its abdomen. When the male finds a female it grasps it by the top of its head. The female then reaches the tip of her abdomen around to male's penis. Sperm is transferred to the female's ovipositor and the eggs are fertilized.
Cropped, Levels, Resized, Sharpened
phlr, TAZ has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|