Phenotypic and genetic variation in emergence and development time of a trimorphic damselfly.

  title={Phenotypic and genetic variation in emergence and development time of a trimorphic damselfly.},
  author={Jessica K Abbott and Erik I Svensson},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  volume={18 6},
Although colour polymorphisms in adult organisms of many taxa are often adaptive in the context of sexual selection or predation, genetic correlations between colour and other phenotypic traits expressed early in ontogeny could also play an important role in polymorphic systems. We studied phenotypic and genetic variation in development time among female colour morphs in the polymorphic damselfly Ischnura elegans in the field and by raising larvae in a common laboratory environment. In the… CONTINUE READING
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