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Volume 2016, Article ID 9028105, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9028105
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Perch Selection by Three Cooccurring Species of Celithemis (Odonata: Libellulidae): Testing for a Competitive Hierarchy among Similar Species

Biology Department, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613, USA

Received 25 April 2016; Revised 12 August 2016; Accepted 28 August 2016

Academic Editor: G. B. Dunphy

Copyright © 2016 Wade B. Worthen and Parker H. Morrow. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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