More information:

Suhling, F., Schenk, K., Padeffke, T. and Martens, A. 2004. A field study of larval development in a dragonfly assemblage in African desert ponds (Odonata). Hydrobiologia, 528(1–3): 75–85


Description:

A field study of larval development in a dragonfly assemblage in African desert ponds (Odonata).

Summary / Notes:

Aquatic animals distributed along a 'habitat-permanence' gradient (HPG), differ in life history (Wellborn et al., 1996. Annual Revue of Ecology and Systematics 27: 337--363). Dragonflies that occur in hot arid regions often occur in temporary waters and consequently perform direct and rapid development. Dragonfly species of the Namibian desert do differ in their selection of habitats along the HPG and therefore may also differ in life cycle. Here, we attempt to monitor colonisation, larval growth and emergence in a temporary pond of known history. We studied the development of dragonfly species that laid eggs in artificial ponds constructed by us in March 2001. The assemblage consisted of species that originate from different habitats along the HPG. To obtain data on larval development we took samples from the ponds at 10-day intervals. Most species showed rapid development. By regressing the maximum sizes attained by larvae on each sampling date against time we estimated growth rates for five species and were thereby able to estimate that total duration of development from oviposition to emergence ranged between 38 and 70 days. Observation of first oviposition and first emergence for three of these species corroborated our estimates based on growth rate. Of few species, which laid eggs in the ponds no larvae or adults were found. For some this may have been the result of predation whereas others may not have grown fast enough to emerge before the ponds dried up. Our results indicate that dragonflies cannot recognise whether a pond will retain water long enough for full larval development and oviposit in waters that will not allow larval development. Keywords: Odonata, growth rate, colonisation sequence, emergence, Namibia, temporary waters, migration.

Year: 2004

Type: Journal Article

URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10750-004-3047-8

Download: A field study of larval development in a dragonfly assemblage in African desert ponds_Preview.pdf (62 kb)

Preview: Preview this file


Top 50 related results:

You may also be interested in the following items which are on a similar or related topic, listed in order of similarity.

Results per page:

Results: 1 to 50 of 50

To FILTER: Use the pale green row to filter the results on this page. Type in text or select from the year list.

Rows matching filter(s): All
What is this row? 
Data titleYearOriginFile typeDownloadkml/kmz
Barnard, P., MacWhirter, B., Simmons, R., Hansen, G.L. and Smith, P.C. 1987. Timing of breeding and the seasonal importance of passerine prey to northern harriers (Circus cyaneus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 65(8): 1942-1946
  » More info & related results
1987 Journal Article
Simmons, R. 1986. Food Provisioning, Nestling Growth and Experimental Manipulation of Brood Size in the African Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris. Ornis Scandinavica, 17(1): 31-40
  » More info & related results
1986 Journal Article
Simmons, R.E., Braby, R.J. and Braby, S.J. 2012. Damara Tern, Sterna balaenarum - review
  » More info & related results
2012 Report159 kb doc
Rössl, R. 2006. Faktoren, die das Eiablageverhalten und die Ovulation Wüsten bewohnender Tenebrioniden (Coleoptera: Insecta) beeinflussen. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie, 15
  » More info & related results
2006 Journal Article104 kb pdf
Preview
Günster, A. 1994. Fatal attraction - Plant-insect interactions can be beneficial but are sometimes detrimental to plants, insects or Man. Flamingo, October 1994: 25-29
  » More info & related results
1994 Book, Book Section, Booklet5.58 mb pdf
Preview
Cassola, F. 1975. Studies on Cicindelids: 13. A contribution to the knowledge of the Cicindelidae of South West Africa (Coleoptera Cicindelidae): Pubblicazioni del Centro di Studio per la Faunistica ed Ecologia Tropicali Del C.N.R.: XCVIII. Monitore Zoologico Italiano. Supplemento, 6(1): 243-262
  » More info & related results
1975 Journal Article
Peringuey , L. 1889. Third contribution to the south african coleopterous fauna. Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society, 6(2): 1-92
  » More info & related results
1889 Journal Article
Pinhey, E. 1974. Check list of the Butterflies (Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) of Botswana: Part 3 (With Illustrations). Botswana Notes and Records, 6: 197-214
  » More info & related results
1974 Journal Article
Pinhey, E. 1971. Check List of the Butterflies (Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera) of Botswana: Part 2. Botswana Notes and Records, 3: 148-152
  » More info & related results
1971 Journal Article
Barker, J.F. 1982. A preliminary study of the distribution of Acridoidea in relation to overgrazing in Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 14: 1-10
  » More info & related results
1982 Journal Article
Lawrence, R.F. 1938. Transvaal Museum Expedition to South-West Africa and Little Namaqualand, May to August, 1937. Myriopoda. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 19(2): 227-230
  » More info & related results
1938 Journal Article193 kb pdf
Preview
Wittmer, W. 1989.Bestimmung für die südafrikanischen Arten. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum, Bloemfontein, 6(4): 113-147
  » More info & related results
1989 Journal Article1.37 mb pdf
Preview
Endrödi, S. 1976. Neue Aphodiinae aus Süd- und Ostafrika (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 30(11): 109-118
  » More info & related results
1976 Journal Article547 kb pdf
Preview
Gschwendtner, L. 1935. Wissenschaftliche Ergebenisse der Vernay-Lang Kalahari-Expedition, März bis September, 1930. Haliplidae et Dytiscidae. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 17(1): 15-25
  » More info & related results
1935 Journal Article667 kb pdf
Preview
Kaszab, Z. 1952. Über neue und wenig bekannte Meloiden aus Südafrika. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 22(1): 47-57
  » More info & related results
1952 Journal Article663 kb pdf
Preview
Franz, H. 1984. Dritter Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Scydmaenidenfauna Südafrikas (Coleoptera: Scydmaenidae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 33(29): 427-495
  » More info & related results
1984 Journal Article2.9 mb pdf
Preview
Kühnelt, G. 1969. On the biology and temperature accommodation of Lepidochora argentogrisea Koch (Col. Tenebrionidae). Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 51: 121-128
  » More info & related results
1969 Journal Article1.25 mb pdf
Preview
Schulze, L. 1969. The Tenebrionidae of southern Africa part XLII: Description of the early stages of Carchares macer Pascoe and Herpiscius someri Solier with a discussion of some phylogenetic aspects arising from the incongruities of adult and larval systematics. Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 53: 139-149
  » More info & related results
1969 Journal Article1.12 mb pdf
Preview
Koch, C. 1963. The Tenebrionidae of Suthern Africa XXIX: Luebbertia plana gen. et spec.nov., with a dichotomic analysis of Stizopina (Opatrini). Scientific Papers of the Namib DesertrnResearch Station, 18: 1-87
  » More info & related results
1963 Journal Article13.16 mb pdf
Preview
Therond, J. 1963. About a small collection of Histeridae (Coleoptera) from the sandy dunes of the northern Namib Desert. Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 20: 1-3
  » More info & related results
1963 Journal Article588 kb pdf
Preview
Brown, H.D. 1962. The male of Crypsicerus cubicus Saussure, 1888 (Orthoptera: Lathiceridae). Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa, 25: 192-197
  » More info & related results
1962 Journal Article669 kb pdf
Preview
Marais, E. 1993. Insects of the Sperrgebiet Karas Region, Namibia
  » More info & related results
1993DRFN DLIBReport10.03 mb pdf
Preview
Mebes, H-D. 1981. Notes on the breeding biology of Captive Rosy-Faced Lovebirds Agapornis roseicollis. Lanioturdus, 17(6): 1-4
  » More info & related results
1981 Journal Article306 kb pdf
Preview
Benseler, A. 1982. Priritschnäpper (Batis pririt) Rob. No. 674 - Beobachtungen beim Nestbau und Jungenaufzucht. Lanioturdus, 17(7): 4-5
  » More info & related results
1982 Journal Article221 kb pdf
Preview
Suhling, F., Samways, M.J., Simaika, J. P., Richter, O., Marais, E., Martens, A. and Kipping, J. 2010. Dragonfly diversity from the Cape to the Kavango. In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (Eds.) Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale : pp. 64–69, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek
  » More info & related results
2010 Book, Book Section, Booklet1.68 mb pdf
Preview
Prendini, L. and Bird, T.L. 2008. Scorpions of the Brandberg Massif, Namibia: Species richness inversely correlated with altitude. African Invertebrates, 49(2): 77-107
  » More info & related results
2008 Journal Article2.55 mb pdf
Preview
Munting, J. 1969. Observations on some armoured scale insects (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae) from South West Africa and neighbouring territories. Cimbebasia, 1(A): 115-161
  » More info & related results
1969 Journal Article
Lawrence, R.F. 1975. The Chilopoda of South West Africa. Windhoek: State Museum
  » More info & related results
1975 Report
Coaton, W.G.H. 1971. Five new termite genera from South West Africa (Isoptera: Termitidae). Windhoek: State Museum
  » More info & related results
1971 Report
Szepligeti, G. 1914. Hymenoptera I: Braconidae. In: Michaelsen, W. (Ed). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land- und Süßwasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas - Ergebnisse der Hamburger deutsch-südwestafrikanischen Studienreise 1911, pages 183-191. Hamburg, L. Friederichsen & Co., 1914-1916
  » More info & related results
1914 Book, Book Section, Booklet6.97 mb pdf
Preview
Kraepelin, K. 1914. Skorpiones und Solifugae. In: Michaelsen, W. (Ed). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land- und Süßwasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas - Ergebnisse der Hamburger deutsch-südwestafrikanischen Studienreise 1911, pages 105-136. Hamburg, L. Friederichsen & Co., 1914-1916
  » More info & related results
1914 Book, Book Section, Booklet25.47 mb pdf
Preview
Michaelsen, W. 1914. Oligochaeta. In: Michaelsen, W. (Ed). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land- und Süßwasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas - Ergebnisse der Hamburger deutsch-südwestafrikanischen Studienreise 1911, pages 137-182. Hamburg, L. Friederichsen & Co., 1914-1916
  » More info & related results
1914 Book, Book Section, Booklet37.81 mb pdf
Preview
Sjöstedt, Y. 1914. Isoptera. In: Michaelsen, W. (Ed). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land- und Süßwasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas - Ergebnisse der Hamburger deutsch-südwestafrikanischen Studienreise 1911, pages 71-92. Hamburg, L. Friederichsen & Co., 1914-1916
  » More info & related results
1914 Book, Book Section, Booklet17.88 mb pdf
Preview
Moser, J. 1914. Coleoptera VI: Cetonidae. In: Michaelsen, W. (Ed). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land- und Süßwasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas - Ergebnisse der Hamburger deutsch-südwestafrikanischen Studienreise 1911, pages 305-309. Hamburg, L. Friederichsen & Co., 1914-1916
  » More info & related results
1914 Book, Book Section, Booklet5.42 mb pdf
Preview
Kerremans, C. 1914. Coleoptera V: Buprestidae. In: Michaelsen, W. (Ed). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land- und Süßwasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas - Ergebnisse der Hamburger deutsch-südwestafrikanischen Studienreise 1911, pages 293-303. Hamburg, L. Friederichsen & Co., 1914-1916
  » More info & related results
1941 Book, Book Section, Booklet8.07 mb pdf
Preview
Lesne, P. 1914. Coleoptera IV: Lycticlae. In: Michaelsen, W. (Ed). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land- und Süßwasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas - Ergebnisse der Hamburger deutsch-südwestafrikanischen Studienreise 1911, pages 289-292. Hamburg, L. Friederichsen & Co., 1914-1916
  » More info & related results
1914 Book, Book Section, Booklet3.87 mb pdf
Preview
Pickford, M. 2006. A termite tale of climate change. Quest, 2(3): 28-31
  » More info & related results
2006 Journal Article899 kb pdf
Preview
Marsh, A.C. 1987. The foraging ecology of two Namib Desert harvester ant species. African Zoology, 22(2): 130-136
  » More info & related results
1987 Journal Article538 kb pdf
Preview
Marsh, A.C. 1985. Forager abundance and dietary relationships Namib Desert ant community. African Zoology, 20(4): 197-203
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article1.36 mb pdf
Preview
Marsh, A.C. 1984. The efficacy of pitfall traps for determining the structure of a desert ant community. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 47(1): 115-120
  » More info & related results
1984 Journal Article364 kb pdf
Preview
Curtis, B.A. 1985. Activity of the Namib Desert dune ant, Camponotus detritus. African Zoology, 20(2): 41-48
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article851 kb pdf
Preview
Stuckenberg, B.R. 1988. A new Namibian wormlion species, with an account of the biogeography of Leptynoma Westwood s. Str and its association with anthophily in the Fynbos and Succulent Karoo Biomes (Diptera, Vermileonidae). Annals of the Natal Museum, 39(1): 165-183
  » More info & related results
1988 Journal Article466 kb pdf
Preview
Schlettwein, C.H.G. 1985. Distribution and densities of Cyrtobagous singularis Hustache (Coleoptera Curculionidae) on Salvinia molesta Mitchell in the Eastern Caprivi Zipfel. Madoqua, 14(3): 291-293
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article162 kb pdf
Preview
Wharton, R.A. 1982. Observations on the behaviour, phenology and habitat preferences of the mydas flies in the central Namib desert (Diptera: Mydidae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 33(9): 145-151
  » More info & related results
1982 Journal Article367 kb pdf
Preview
Nicolson, S.W., Bartholomew, G.A. and Seely, M.K. 1984. Ecological correlates of locomotion speed, morphometries and body temperature in three Namib Desert tenebrionid beetles. African Zoology, 19(3): 131-134
  » More info & related results
1984 Journal Article362 kb pdf
Preview
Costa, G., Leonardi, M-E. and Petralia, A. 1987. Day-time spatial orientation of Pachyphaleria capensis (Laporte), an endemic tenebrionid beetle of the South West African coast. Madoqua, 15(2): 169-174
  » More info & related results
1987 Journal Article506 kb pdf
Preview
Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. and Evenhuis, N.L. 2008. A new species of Psiloderoides Hesse (Diptera: Mythicomyiidae) from the Brandberg Massif, Namibia. African Entomology, 16(1): 122-126
  » More info & related results
2008 Journal Article
Fürsch, H. 1985. The southern African species of Pharoscymnus Bedel and Pharopsis Casey (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 48(2): 223-231
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article441 kb pdf
Preview
Mbata, K.J. 2018. Annotated checklist of cockroaches and termites of Zambia (Arthropoda: Insecta; Blattodea). In: Revermann, R., Krewenka, K.M., Schmiedel, U., Olwoch, J.M., Helmschrot, J. and Jürgens, N. (eds.) Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa - assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions. Biodiversity and Ecology, 6: 404-415. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek
  » More info & related results
2018 Book, Book Section, Booklet1.02 mb pdf
Preview
Steed, A., Swart, R., Pauw, M.J. and Roets, F. 2018. Response of arthropod communities to plant-community rehabilitation efforts after strip mining on the semi-arid west coast of South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science, 35(3-4): 375-385
  » More info & related results
2018 Journal Article

» Links to useful free software for working with shapefiles, kml and kmz files, pdf files and more.