Openwing perching in some Zygoptera (Odonata): a response to Klaus Reinhardt


Herein I respond to a critique of my paper on wing positions in Zygoptera. The author of that critique suggested that most of the hypotheses presented in that paper were flawed and questioned some of the facts brought to bear on them. In addition, he presented his own ideas in support of hypotheses I had rejected. I take this opportunity to clarify my reasoning further. Although I did not elaborate sufficiently in some cases, no statement made in my paper was incorrect. My critic and I are in agreement that this is a complicated matter, and all hypotheses continue to be worth further testing.

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