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Polyandry and its effect on female reproduction in the green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi L.)
SummaryIn many insects nutrients transferred by the male to the female at mating are later incorporated into both the eggs and soma of the mated females. Accordingly, it has been suggested thatExpand
A Theory of Partial Migration
In this article we develop a game-theoretical approach to the study of evolutionarily stable partial migration, applicable to both deterministic and stochastic population models. We assume thatExpand
Female mate choice and mating costs in the polyandrous butterflyPieris napi (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
Males of the green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi L.) transfer large ejaculates that represent on average 15% of their body mass when mating for a first time. Shortly after mating a male is ableExpand
Decoupling of reproductive rates and parental expenditure in a polyandrous butterfly
Current theory postulates that the operational sex ratio (OSR) determines the relative degree of mating competition in the two sexes and is in turn influenced by a sexual difference in the potentialExpand
Natural variation in female mating frequency in a polyandrous butterfly: effects of size and age
Natural variation in female mating frequency in a polyandrous butterfly: effects of size and age.
Phenotypic plasticity in reproductive behaviour of waterstriders : trade-offs between reproduction and longevity during food stress
This paper addresses the question of how plasticity of reproductive behaviour varies between and within waterstrider species. I focus especially on how females differ in trade-offs between longevityExpand
Polyandrous female butterflies forage for matings
Butterfly mating systems exhibit great variation and range from strict monandry to strong polyandry. During mating males transfer ejaculates containing both sperm and accessory substances to females.Expand
The evolution of repeated mating under sexual conflict
In insects, repeated mating by females may have direct effects on female fecundity, fertility, and longevity. In addition, a female's remating rate affects her fitness through mortality costs of maleExpand
Genital variation within and between three closely related Euxoa moth species: testing the lock‐and‐key hypothesis
Genital morphology shows peculiar patterns of variation among insect species. Traditionally, genital species specificity has been assumed to serve as a mechanical isolation system between speciesExpand
Is egg carrying attractive? Mate choice in the golden egg bug (Coreidae, Heteroptera)
  • A. Kaitala
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 May 1998
In several species of fish, females select males that are already guarding eggs in their nests. It is a matter of debate as to whether a female selects a good nest site for her offspring (naturalExpand