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From: Females of the red damselfly Mnesarete pudica are attracted to more ornamented males and attract rival males

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The lekking arena where males of Mnesarete pudica aggregate and dance to females during extravagant courtship displays (A). Inside the arena, a high-quality male defend a perch (male with darker wing in the centre), where females (clear winged) and other males (two males with dark wings in the upper leaves) aggregate around the territorial male (B). Arrowheads point to territorial males perched, separated by 1–2 m. Drawings by Anderson Lepeco.

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