Data from "Live fast, die old: no evidence of reproductive senescence or costs of mating in a damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera)"

Source publication: Hassall, C., Watts, P.C., Sherratt, T.N., Thompson, D.J. (2015) Live fast, die old: no evidence of reproductive senescence or costs of mating in a damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera), Jounal of Animal Ecology.


The two tables presented here contain the capture histories of 1,033 individuals of the azure damselfly, Coenagrion puella, at Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire, UK (50°57′39″N, 0°58′41″W). Fieldwork commenced 11th May 2005 and 17th May 2006, which correspond to day 1 in the two datasets presented here. Data on sex, mite count (at first capture) and wing length (in mm) are given for each individual along with a capture history. Within the capture histories, individuals that are absent are denoted by "0", present but not mating by "n" and present and mating by "M".  The "Cohort data" sheet is for the cohort analysis and contains the number of animals of each sex of each age found either mating ("NMate"), not mating ("NNonMate"), absent from the pond ("NAbsent") or present at the pond ("NPresent"). Finally, climate data are provided for the nearby weather station (see paper for details) which are required for the fourth part of the analysis.

Associated R code is also available (see link in manuscript).