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Ovipositing behavior - Sympetrum vicinum - male - female

Ovipositing behavior - Sympetrum vicinum - Male Female
Hoosier National Forest, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
October 5, 2011
While I shot a picture of this pair, a nearby pair flew headfirst into a reed, then the female slapped her abdomen on the surface of the pond. They repeated this behavior over and over - bump, slap, bump, slap, bump, slap - it was fascinating to watch!