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Abstracts from Gustavus Adolphus College 2013

Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
St Peter, MN 56082

Year: 2013
Teacher(s): Michele Koomen

Dragonflies like it wet!

Nani K

I wondered if the type of lake site, urban or rural, would make a difference in how many different species of dragonflies I could catch. Over the summer of 2013, I caught 30 dragonflies at an area around Lake Harriett and an area around the lake by my cabin in North Western Wisconsin. After I caught them I identified them by species and gender. I found more species at the lake near my cabin. This finding supports my first hypothesis. Although I did find more species at my cabin, there might be other reasons I caught more, including that at the cabin there was a larger area to try to catch them when they were flying over land.

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