Evidence for widespread sperm displacement ability among Zygoptera (Odonata) and the means for predicting its presence

@article{Waage1986EvidenceFW,
  title={Evidence for widespread sperm displacement ability among Zygoptera (Odonata) and the means for predicting its presence},
  author={J. K. Waage},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
  year={1986},
  volume={28},
  pages={285-300}
}
  • J. K. Waage
  • Published 1986
  • Biology
  • Biological Journal of The Linnean Society
  • Males of the coenagrionid damselflies Argia moesta, A. sedula and hchnura ramburii use similar penis morphology to remove and/or reposition sperm of previous males from the storage organs of females prior to inseminating them. Although the species vary in the degree to which sperm is removed from or packed into the spermatheca, in all three species, sperm is removed from the bursa copulatrix. Since sperm in the bursa probably has priority in fertilizing eggs in at least the first oviposition… CONTINUE READING
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