Tropical Ecology and Conservation [Monteverde Institute]

Alternative Title

Patrones de actividad de las libelulas (Odonata) en Monteverde, Costa Rica


Jenny Gaynor



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Publication Date

August 2008


Daily periods of activity tend to vary across different species of dragonflies and damselflies of the order Odonata. The purpose of this study was to investigate the activity patterns of five different behaviors for five different species of odonates. Observations were made at the Estación Biológica de Monteverde over a weeklong period in late July. Results showed that there were variations in behavior compared with time both within and across the five species. However, each species did not display every behavior, and behaviors were not evenly distributed across different species. This may be a result of variance in population sizes or that observations were not conducted at peak times of activity for certain species. Los periodos diarios de actividad tienden a variar a través de las diferentes especies de libélulas del orden Odonata. El propósito de este estudio fue investigar los patrones de actividad de los cinco diferentes comportamientos de las cinco especies diferentes de odonatos. Las observaciones se realizaron en la Estación Biológica de Monteverde por un periodo de una semana a finales de julio.


Dragonflies, Libelulas, Damselflies, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone--San Luis, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde, CIEE Summer 2008, CIEE Verano 2008


Student Affiliation : Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin – Madison Born Digital

Subject: topical

Dragonflies; Libelulas; Damselflies; Libelulas; CIEE Summer 2008; CIEE Verano 2008

Subject: geographic

Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone--San Luis; Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde



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Activity patterns of damselflies and dragonflies (Odonata) in Monteverde, Costa Rica



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