Choice and utilization of oviposition sites by female Calopteryx maculata (Odonata: Calopterygidae)

@article{Waage2004ChoiceAU,
  title={Choice and utilization of oviposition sites by female Calopteryx maculata (Odonata: Calopterygidae)},
  author={J. K. Waage},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={439-446}
}
  • J. K. Waage
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • SummaryFemales of the damselfly Calopteryx maculata (de Beauvois) initially choose the larger of a pair of adjacent oviposition sites, about 70% of the time (Table 1), or whichever of two equal sized sites had other ovipositing females on it (about 88% of the time-Table 2). These criteria for initial choice between a pair of sites also interact. Incoming females generally (57 to 74% of the time-Table 3) joined others on the small site rather than ovipositing alone at the adjacent, bigger site… CONTINUE READING
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