Article - Keeping the golden mean: plant stiffness and anatomy as proximal factors driving endophytic oviposition site selection in a dragonfly

This article was published in December 2016 in the Zoology journal.

It deals with the way some species of dragonflies, such as Lestes macrostigmas, prefer to lay eggs on some plant species according to their stiffness and anatomy.

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Photo: Lestes macrostigma (© Tour du Valat)

Full bibliographical reference: 

Matushkina N., Lambret P., Gorb S. 2016. Keeping the golden mean: plant stiffness and anatomy as proximal factors driving endophytic oviposition site selection in a dragonfly. Zoology 119:474–480. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2016.03.003