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3 June 2022 Triple connection and female takeover in Copera marginipes (Odonata: Platycnemididae)
Pathik K. Jana, Priyanka H. Mallick, Tanmay Bhattacharya
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Abstract

A territorial male of Copera marginipes established a triple connection with an intruding male and his female partner in tandem. Both the males exhibited intense prolonged agonistic interactions including biting various parts of the body. The fight lasted for 46 minutes. Eventually the territorial male was able to break the tandem linkage and took over the female from the intruding male, but he lost the tarsus of his right mid leg in the interaction.

Pathik K. Jana, Priyanka H. Mallick, and Tanmay Bhattacharya "Triple connection and female takeover in Copera marginipes (Odonata: Platycnemididae)," Notulae odonatologicae 9(9), 461-468, (3 June 2022). https://doi.org/10.5281/nodo.v9i9.a10
Received: 25 January 2022; Published: 3 June 2022
KEYWORDS
damselfly
male rivalry
tandem-splitting
territoriality
Zygoptera
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