Publications

* undergraduate co-author

Rebora M, Frati F,  Piersanti S, Salerno G, Selvaggi R, Fincke OM. 2018. Tests of multiple sensory cues in sex recognition and harassment of Ischnura elegans damselflies under field conditions. Animal Behaviour 136: 127-36  doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.12.015

Barnard AA, Fincke OM, McPeek MA, Masly JP. 2017. Mechanical and tactile incompatibilities cause reproductive isolation between two young damselfly species. Evolution 71: 2410-2427,  doi: 10.1111/evo.13315

Winfrey C*, & Fincke OM. 2017.  Role of visual and non-visual cues in damselfly mate recognition. International Journal of Odonatology 20:43-52 doi: 10.1080/13887890.2017.1297259.

Sahlen G, Shuling F, Martens A, Gorb S, & Fincke OM. 2016. For consistency’s sake? A reply to Bybee et al. Systematic Entomology 41: 307-308

Barnard A, Fincke OM, Shields M, & Xu M. 2015. Melanic individuals in color polymorphic Enallagma damselflies result from phenotypic, not genetic, variation. International Journal of Odonatology 18: 3-14, doi: 10.1080/13887890.2014.967316 pdf

Fincke OM. 2015. Trade-offs in female signal apparency to males offer alternative anti-harassment strategies for color polymorphic females. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12623 pdf

Xu M, Fincke OM. 2015. Ultraviolet wing signal affects territorial contest outcome in a sexually dimorphic damselfly. Animal Behaviour 101: 67-74,  doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.12.018

Xu M, Cerreta A*, Schultz TD, & Fincke OM. 2014. Selective use of multiple cues by males reflects a decision rule for sex discrimination in a sexually mimetic damselfly. Animal Behaviour 92: 9-18, doi10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.03.016. pdf

Feindt W, Fincke OM, & Hadrys H. 2014. Still a one species genus? Strong genetic diversificiation in the world’s largest living odonate, the Neotropical damselfly, Megaloprepus caerulatus. Conservation Genetics 15:469-481. pdf,  doi 10.1007/s10592-013-0554-z

Grant M, Robison A*, & Fincke OM. 2014. Use of stable isotopes to assess the intraspecific foraging niche of males and female colour morphs of the damselfly Enallagma hageni. Ecological Entomology 39:109-117, doi 10.1111/een.12075 pdf

Schultz TD & Fincke OM. 2013. Lost in the crowd or hidden in the grass: signal apparency of female polymorphic damselflies in alternative habitats, Animal Behaviour 86:923-931, doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.08.008 pdf

Hughes ME*, & Fincke OM. 2012. Reciprocal effects between burying behavior of a larval dragonfly (Odonata: Macromia illinoiensis) and zebra mussel colonization. Journal of Insect Behavior 25: 554-563. pdf

Fincke OM & Tylczak LA*. 2011. Effects of zebra mussel attachment on the foraging behaviour of the dragonfly, Macromia illinoiensis. Ecological Entomology 36:760-767. pdf

Fincke OM. 2011. Excess offspring as a maternal strategy and contraints in the shared nursery of a giant damselfly. Behavioral Ecology 22:543-551. pdf

Xu M, & Fincke OM. 2011. Tests of the harassment-reduction function and frequency-dependent maintenance of a female-specific color polymorphism in a damselfly. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:1215-1227. pdf

Schultz TD, Fincke OM. 2009. Structural colours create a flashing cue for sexual recognition and male quality in a neotropical damselfly. Functional Ecology 173: 724-732 pdf.

Fincke OM, D Santiago*, S Hickner*, & R Bienek*. 2009. Susceptibility of larval dragonflies to zebra mussel colonization and its effect on larval movement and survivorship. Hydrobiologia 624: 71-79 pdf.

Fincke OM, & Hedström I. 2008. Differential forest use by predatory tree hole damselflies (Pseudostigmatidae): implcations for forest conversion. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 43:35-45. pdf

Fincke OM, Fargevieille A*, & Schultz TD. 2007. Lack of innact preference for morph and species identity in mate-searching Enallagma damselflies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 1121-1131. pdf.

Fincke OM. 2007. Consecuencias de la ecologia de las larvas sobre la territorialidad y el exito reproductor de una libelula neotropical Pp. 135-152 In: Ecologia y Evolucion en los Tropicos. Smithsonian Institution Press. pdf

Fincke OM. 2006. Use of forest and tree species, and dispersal by giant damselflies (Pseudostigmatidae): their prospects in fragmented forests. Pp. 103-125 in: Forests and dragonflies. A. Cordero Rivera, ed. Pensoft. pdf.

Fincke OM, Jödicke R, Paulson D, & Schultz DT. 2005. The evolution and frequency of female color morphs in Holarctic Odonata: why are male-like morphs typically the minority? International Journal of Odonatology 8: 183-212.pdf color plates pdf

Hadrys H, Schroth W, Schierwater B , Streit B, & Fincke OM. 2005. Tree hole odonates as environmental monitors: Non-invasive isolation of polymorphic microsatellites from the neotropical damselfly Megaloprepus caerulatus. Conservation Genetics 6:481-483. pdf

Yanoviak SP & Fincke OM. 2005. Sampling methods for water-filled tree holes and their analogues. Pp 165-185, In: S. Leather (ed.) Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems. Blackwell Science, London. pdf

Fincke OM. 2004. Polymorphic signals from harassed females and the males that learn them support a novel frequency-dependent model. Animal Behaviour 67:833-845. pdf

Miller MN, & Fincke OM . 2004. Mistakes in sexual recognition among sympatric Zygoptera vary with time of day and color morphism (Odonata: Coeagrionidae). International Journal of Odonatology 7:471-491. pdf

Thompson DJ, & Fincke OM. 2002. Body size and fitness in Odonata, stabilizing selection: critique of a meta-analysis. Ecological Entomology 27:378-384. pdf

Fincke, OM & Hadrys H. 2001. Unpredictable offspring survivorship in the damselfly Megaloprepus coerulatus shapes parental strategies, constrains sexual selection, and challenges traditional fitness estimates. Evolution 55:653-664. pdf color plate of fig 1

Miller MN,  & Fincke OM. 1999. Cues for mate recognition and the effect of prior experience on mate recognition in Enallagma damselflies. Journal of Insect Behavior 12:801-814.pdf

Fincke OM. 1999. Organisation of predator assemblages in Neotropical tree holes: effects of abiotic factors and priority. Ecological Entomology 24:13-23. pdf

Fincke OM. 1998. The population ecology of Megaloprepus coerulatus and its effect on species assemblages in water-filled tree holes. In: Insect populations: in theory and practice. JP Demster, IFG McLean (eds). Kluwer Academic Press, pp 391-416. pdf

Fincke OM, Yanoviak SP, & Hanschu DR *. 1997. Predation by odonates depresses mosquito abundance in water-filled tree holes in Panama. Oecologia 112:244-253. pdf

Fincke OM, Waage JK , & Koenig W. 1997. Natural and sexual selection components of odonate mating patterns. IN: The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids. JC Choe and BJ Crespi (eds). Cambridge U. Press. pp 58-74. pdf

Fincke OM. 1997. Conflict resolution in the Odonata: implications for understanding female mating patterns and female choice. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 60:201-220. pdf

Fincke OM. 1996. Larval behaviour of a giant damselfly: territoriality or size-dependent dominance? Animal Behaviour 51:77-87. pdf

Fincke OM. 1994. Female colour polymorphism in damselflies: failure to reject the null hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 47:1249-1266. pdf

Fincke OM. 1994. On the difficulty of detecting density-dependent selection on polymorphic females of the damselfly Ischnura graellsii: failure to reject the null. Evolutionary Ecology 8:328-329.pdf

Fincke, OM. 1994. Population regulation of a tropical damselfly in the larval stage by food limitation, cannibalism, intraguild predation and habitat drying. Oecologia 100:118-127. pdf

Fincke OM. 1992. Consequences of larval ecology for territoriality and reproductive success of a Neotropical damselfly. Ecology 73: 449-462. pdf

Fincke OM. 1992. Interspecific competition for treeholes: consequences for mating systems and coexistence in neotropical damselflies. American Naturalist 139:80-101. pdf

Fincke OM. 1992. Behavioral ecology of the giant damselflies of Barro Colorado Island, Panama(Odonata: Zygoptera: Pseudostigmatidae). pages 102-113 IN: Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: selected studies. D. Quintero and A Aiello (eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. pdf

Fincke OM, Higgens L, & Rojas E*. 1990. Parasitism of Nephila clavipes (Araneae: Araneidae) by an ichneumonid (Hymenoptera: Polysphinctini) in Panama. Journal of Arachnology: 18:321-329. pdf

Ruppell G, & Fincke OM. 1989. Megaloprepus coerulatus (Pseudostigmatidae) Flug- und Fortpflanzungs verhalten (Flying and reproductive behaviour). Publ. Wiss. Film, Sekt. Biol., Ser. 20, Nr 10/E 2976. pdf

Ruppell G, & Fincke OM. 1989. Mecistogaster ornata (Pseudostigmatidae) – Flugverhslten und Nahrungserwerb. Publ. Wiss. Film., Sekt. Biol., Ser. 20, Nr 7/E 2975. pfd

Fincke OM. 1988. Sources of variation in lifetime reproductive success in a non-territorial damselfly. IN: Reproductive Success, T.H. Clutton-Brock (ed.) U. of Chicago Press. p. 24-42. pdf

Fincke OM. 1987. Female monogamy in the damselfly Ischnura verticalis Say (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica 16: 129-143 . pdf

Fincke OM. 1986. Lifetime reproductive success and the opportunity for selection in a nonterritorial damselfly (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Evolution 40: 791-803. pdf

Fincke OM. 1986. Underwater oviposition in a damselfly (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) favors male vigilance, and multiple mating by females. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 18: 405-412. pdf

Fincke OM. 1985. Alternative mate-finding tactics in a non-territorial damselfly (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Animal Behaviour 33: 1124- 1137. pdf

Fincke OM. 1984. Sperm competition in the damselfly Enallagma hageni: benefits of multiple mating for males and females. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 14: 235 – 240. pdf

Fincke, OM. 1984. Giant damselflies in a tropical forest: reproductive biology of Megaloprepus coerulatus with notes on Mecistogaster (Zygoptera: Pseudostigmatidae). Advances in Odonatology 2: 13-27. pdf

Fincke OM. 1982. Lifetime mating success in a natural population of the damselfly Enallagma hageni Walsh (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. 10:293-302. pdf

Fincke OM. 1981. An association between two neotropical spiders (Araneae: Uloboridae and Tengellidae). Biotropica 13: 301-307. pdf