Captive Rearing of the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly
Daniel A. Soluk
University of South Dakota
Captive Rearing Program
We have been rearing larvae for over 4 years. In the lab, larvae are housed individually in plastic cups. During the summer they are moved to growth cages in the field. Larvae that are ready to emerge into the adult stage go into larger, upright mesh pagodas and are checked daily.
Purpose of Captive Program