Ecological traits of dragonfly (Odonata) assemblages along an oligotrophic Dinaric karst hydrosystem

Marina Vilenica

Due to the recorded preference for higher water temperature, dragonfly larvae preferred tufa barriers, while they were mostly absent from headwaters of mountainous streams. Favorable microhabitats were inorganic substrates associated with lower current velocity, in contrast to mosses associated with the strongest current. These results represent an important contribution to the knowledge of dragonfly ecology in karstic lotic habitats.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 53 (2017) 377-389
Published online: 02 October 2017
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2017019

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