Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Chlorocyphidae - Libellago lineata

Chlorocyphidae - Libellago lineata (Burmeister, 1839)

Libellago lineata is a small (hw 17 mm) yellow damselfly species. Its wings are longer than its body. It is a common forest species occupying flowing streams. Libellago lineata likes to play around fallen wood in the stream. The female normally lays eggs at the fallen wood.

a male pearching on the fallen wood in a flowing forest stream

the female (bottom) is laying eggs courted by the male (top)