Allometry of secondary, primary, and nonsexual traits in the beautiful demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo meridionalis)
Abstract:The static allometry between the size of a trait and the body size results from the net selection forces acting on the evolution of both the trait and the body size. An increased knowledge of the functional significance of traits is necessary to understand observed allometric patterns. We studied several traits of males of the beautiful demoiselle (
Keywords: Calopteryx virgo meridionalis; aedeagus; appendices anaux supérieurs; beautiful demoiselle; body size; caloptérix vierge méridional; genitalia; organes génitaux; superior anal appendages; tache alaire; taille du corps; wing spot; édéage
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Departamento de Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal, Universidade de Vigo, E-36005, Pontevedra, Spain.
Publication date: 2012-09-17
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