Selective Forces Propelling Genitalic Evolution in Odonata

  title={Selective Forces Propelling Genitalic Evolution in Odonata},
  author={Adolfo Cordero-Rivera and Alex C{\'o}rdoba-Aguilar},
Odonates are considered to be among the oldest insects (Silsby 2001), with fossil odonatoid insects known from the upper Carboniferous (about 300 million years ago). Although they have changed very little in morphology since the Jurassic (65 million years), their behavior is by no means simple, showing pre-copulatory courtship, intense male–male contests, post-copulatory associations between males and females, and other elaborate behaviors (fi gure 15.1). Odonates are the only insect group… CONTINUE READING
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