Male choice for female colour morphs in Ischnura elegans (Odonata, Coenagrionidae): testing the hypotheses.

@article{Vangossum1999MaleCF,
  title={Male choice for female colour morphs in Ischnura elegans (Odonata, Coenagrionidae): testing the hypotheses.},
  author={H Vangossum and Stoks and Matthysen and Valck and L Debruyn},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1229-1232}
}
The occurrence of different conspecific female colour morphs, with one of the morphs resembling the male, is supposed to have consequences for mate choice. There are two hypotheses linking mate choice and female colour polymorphism. First, males may mate predominantly with female morphs that differ from the male because they do not recognize androchrome females as females (male mimic hypothesis). Second, males may be more attracted to the most common morph in the population (habituation… CONTINUE READING

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