Uracis siemensi Kirby, 1897,

DeMarmels, Jurg, 1992, Dragonflies (Odonata) From The Sierras Of Tapirapeco And Unturan, In The Extreme South Of Venezuela, Acta Biologica Venezuelica 14 (1), pp. 57-78: 68

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.3266063

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4391304

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scientific name

Uracis siemensi Kirby, 1897
status

 

Uracis siemensi Kirby, 1897 

Material. 4♂, 2♀ Base CampGoogleMaps  .

Remarks. All specimens have hyaline wings. This species behaves quite differently from its congeners. The males hold territories at small water holes in the forest, close to the creek. They rarely settle, but spend considerable intervalls hovering close to the water surface. A female was laying eggs stabbing its ovipositor into the humid bank some thirty centimeters above water. The movement of the hovering female is some. what reminescent of ovipositing Cordulegaster Leach.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Libellulidae

Genus

Uracis