Interspecific territoriality in <ce:italic>Calopteryx</ce:italic> damselflies: the role of secondary sexual characters

  title={Interspecific territoriality in <ce:italic>Calopteryx</ce:italic> damselflies: the role of secondary sexual characters},
  author={Katja Tynkkynen and Janne S. Kotiaho and Mari Luojum{\"a}ki and Jukka Suhonen},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Interspecific territoriality is usually interpreted to result from interspecific interference competition, although it may also originate from mistaken species recognition. In the latter case, it may be based on similarity of secondary sexual characters. In the damselfly Calopteryx splendens, males have pigmented wing spots as a sexual character, and males with the largest spots resemble males of another species, Calopteryx virgo. Probably because of this resemblance, C. virgo males are more… CONTINUE READING
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