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Odonate Behavior

The longer you watch odes, the more you realize that their behavior, evolved over millions of years, is quite complex. Here we have a brief tour of some facets of their behavior.

Often we don't spend enough time observing and studying behavior. Usually we go straight to field marks and appearance.  Observing behavior can be fascinating and may also give ID clues. Take the time to read about behavior; I'm sure you will find it interesting.

The adult odonate takes on a whole new set of behaviors differing from the larval stages: establishing territory, feeding on the wing, avoiding predatorsstaying cool in the hot summer sun, hiding from predators, mating, migrating and FLYING!

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