Male mate choice based on ontogenetic colour changes of females in the damselfly Ischnura senegalensis

@article{Takahashi2010MaleMC,
  title={Male mate choice based on ontogenetic colour changes of females in the damselfly Ischnura senegalensis},
  author={Yuma Takahashi and Mamoru Watanabe},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2010},
  volume={29},
  pages={293-299}
}
While male mate choice behaviour has been reported in many taxa, little is known about its plasticity and evolutionary consequences. In the damselfly Ischnura senegalensis, females exhibit colour dimorphism (gynomorph and andromorph). The body colour of gynomorphs changed ontogenetically in accordance with sexual maturation, while little change occurred in andromorphs. To test the male mate choice between sexually immature and mature females of both morphs, binary choice experiments were… CONTINUE READING
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