Energetic Constraints and Male Mate-Securing Tactics in the Damselfly Calopteryx splendens xanthostoma (Charpentier)

@inproceedings{Plaistow1996EnergeticCA,
  title={Energetic Constraints and Male Mate-Securing Tactics in the Damselfly Calopteryx splendens xanthostoma (Charpentier)},
  author={Stewart J. Plaistow and Michael T. Siva-jothy},
  year={1996}
}
Males of the damselfly Calopteryx splendens xanthostoma (Charpentier) demonstrate territorial and non-territorial mate securing tactics. Non-territorial males obtain a territory in one of two ways: they either wait for a territory to become vacant, or they fight with and displace a territory holder. The estimated reproductive success of territorial males was a thousand times greater than that of non-territorial males, suggesting that males should fight hard to become, and remain, territorial… CONTINUE READING

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