Wingclapping behavior in Calopteryx maculata (P. de Beauvois) (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae)
Odonatologica , Volume 18 - Issue 4 p. 379- 383
Previous studies have suggested that zygopteran wingclapping serves a social function; however, it may also contribute to behavioral thermoregulation. Two brief studies were performed to determine whether wingclapping rates increase in response to endogenous and exogenous heat sources. In both instances wingclapping increased as predicted, suggesting that the behavior has a cooling effect.
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