Monday, 28 April 2014

Ovipositing female of Orolestes selysi

This weekend when in Huu Lien I observed several females of Orolestes selysi. I previously only saw males, so for the readers interest, here are some pictures. The female started ovipositing in life wood about 2 meters above a shallow and slow moving stream in a bush. Interestingly, she twisted her abdomen so that sometimes the ovipositor faced left, sometimes right.

The female of Orolestes selysi

Ovipositing with twisted abdomen

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