Saturday, 2 May 2009

虎斑蜻蛉 (Epitheca marginata Selys)  産卵 (Spawning)

山池に到着した時、眼前の木に虎斑蜻蛉の雌が止まり、産卵を始めました。
時間は五分ほ どでしょうか。
その後、飛び立ち、水面に一度尾を沈めました。
合掌。

When I arrived at the mountain pond, a female of Torafu tonbo (Epitheca marginata Selys) perched on a tree before eyes and began laying eggs. 
It was approximately 5 minutes in that time. 
She flew away and sank a tail once afterwards on the surface of the water.




2 comments:

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Pseudothemis....These are wonderful videos, it must've have been amazing when she perched right before your eyes! My Spring Darners are coupling and I have witnessed the female laying eggs in the water. At one point, I watched her drop eggs into the water, as she hovered in a sunbeam above the water. But, never such a close experience as you have had!

Pseudothemis zonata said...

Good evening.
Thank you very much for your comment.
Laying eggs (delivery).
I think that it is time when it is divine when it is very important.
I kept distance not to surprise her.
I wait expectantly for a photograph of the dragonflies of your pond. I visit your blog every day.
When you took a photograph, please contact it by all means.