Immune melanization ability and male territorial status in Erythemis vesiculosa (Fabricius) (Anisoptera: Libellulidae)
Odonatologica , Volume 35 - Issue 2 p. 193- 197
Using a nylon filament implant inserted in the thorax, it was tested whether there were immune ability and size differences between territorial and nonterritorial 3 6 that gather in lentic aquatic sites. It was found that territorial 3 3 mounted a larger melanin-based immune response than nonterritorial 3 3. This is coherent with current results in other odon. and is interpreted as territorial 3 3 being in better condition than nonterritorial 3 3. However, there was no size difference between the territorial and nonterritorial inidividuals. This suggests that size may be a poor predictor of immune ability.
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A. Córdoba-Aguilar, & V. Méndez. (2006). Immune melanization ability and male territorial status in Erythemis vesiculosa (Fabricius) (Anisoptera: Libellulidae). Odonatologica, 35(2), 193–197.
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