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Female colour polymorphism in damselflies: failure to reject the null hypothesis
Abstract Abstract. The adaptive significance of colour polymorphisms in adult females within the Odonata remains controversial. Proposed benefits for male-like andromorphs include increasedExpand
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Interspecific Competition for Tree Holes: Consequences for Mating Systems and Coexistence in Neotropical Damselflies
  • O. Fincke
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 January 1992
Male mating strategies of pseudostigmatid damselflies that breed in tree holes vary from resource defense to nonlocalized mate searching. Because females were most predictably found in forest lightExpand
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Cues for Mate Recognition and the Effect of Prior Experience on Mate Recognition in Enallagma Damselflies
In many coenagrionid damselflies, sexually mature females exhibit color polymorphisms, with some females resembling conspecific males. Although it has been suggested that the latter function as maleExpand
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The evolution and frequency of female color morphs in Holarctic Odonata: why are male-like females typically the minority?
Abstract We compiled data on the occurrence and frequency of distinct female variants among Holarctic Odonata and interpreted the data in light of harassment-based hypotheses. The major source ofExpand
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Polymorphic signals of harassed female odonates and the males that learn them support a novel frequency-dependent model
  • O. Fincke
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 May 2004
Abstract For mate-searching species, the learned mate recognition (LMR) hypothesis assumes that sexual harassment favours signal variation among females, which exploits the receiver ability of males.Expand
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Conflict resolution in the Odonata: implications for understanding female mating patterns and female choice
Predictions of mating patterns in animals have focused on males and how they compete for fertilizations by controlling females. With reference to the Odonata, a taxon in which mating requiresExpand
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Organization of predator assemblages in Neotropical tree holes: effects of abiotic factors and priority
Abstract. 1. Water‐filled tree holes in a lowland forest in Panama harbour an assemblage of large predators consisting of the larvae of five common species of Odonata, the mosquito ToxorhynchitesExpand
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Alternative mate-finding tactics in a non-territorial damselfly (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)
  • O. Fincke
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 November 1985
Males of the non-territorial damselfly Enallagma hageni have two alternative tactics for finding mates: (1) they search the banks of the pond for unmated females (searching tactic), or (2) wait atExpand
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UNPREDICTABLE OFFSPRING SURVIVORSHIP IN THE DAMSELFLY, MEGALOPREPUS COERULATUS, SHAPES PARENTAL BEHAVIOR, CONSTRAINS SEXUAL SELECTION, AND CHALLENGES TRADITIONAL FITNESS ESTIMATES
Abstract Evolutionary biologists typically assume that the number of eggs fertilized or developing embryos produced is correlated with an individual's fitness. Using microsatellite markers, weExpand
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PARASITISM OF NEPHILA CLAVIPES (ARANEAE, TETRAGNATHIDAE) BY AN ICHNEUMONID (HYMENOPTERA, POLYSPHINCTINI) IN PANAMA
An apparent outbreak of Hymenoepimecis sp., a heretofore unknown ectoparasite of the giant orb weaver, Nephila clavipes is documented in Panama during 1984-1985. Parasitism was highest (25-30%) amongExpand
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