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Keywords: female ornamentClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (23): 4391–4397.
Published: 1 December 2005
... as a female ornament. This coloration is unusual in that it originates partly from pigmentation of the abdominal skin but also from strongly pigmented gonads directly visible through the skin. In addition, females have been observed to temporarily become more colourful during courtship and competition...