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Postinsemination Associations Between Males and Females in Insects: The Mate-Guarding Hypothesis
A major goal of evolutionary biologists is to identify the evolved function of particular traits. In developing hypotheses about the possible adaptive value of a characteristic of interest,Expand
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Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057–1062 (2010)10.1038/nature09205; Nowak et al. replyNowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value inExpand
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THE EVOLUTION OF THE USE OF TOOLS BY FEEDING ANIMALS
  • J. Alcock
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 September 1972
The purpose of this paper is to examine cases of tool-using behavior by animals feeding under natural conditions and to discuss the origin, transmission, and subsequent evolution of this behavior.Expand
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Selenium biofortification of high-yielding winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) by liquid or granular Se fertilisation
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element for humans and livestock. In the UK, human Se intake and status has declined since the 1980s. This is primarily due to the increased use of wheat (TriticumExpand
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Female mimicry and resource defense polygyny by males of a tropical rove beetle, Leistotrophus versicolor (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae)
SummaryAdults of the staphylinid beetle Leistotrophus versicolor Grav. aggregate at vertebrate dung and carrion where males and females forage for adult Diptera. Some males aggressively excludeExpand
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SLEEPING AGGREGATIONS OF THE BEE IDIOMELISSODES DUPLOCINCTA (COCKERELL) (HYMENOPTERA : ANTHOPHORINI) AND THEIR POSSIBLE FUNCTION
Males of the bee Idiomelissodes duplocincta roost in the evening together on the stems of desert shrubs during summer months in central Arizona. The size of the aggre gation can vary greatly duringExpand
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The ecology and evolution of male reproductive behaviour in the bees and wasps
Males of aculeate Hymenoptera differ in the behavioural adaptations employed to locate and secure mates. The ecological and evolutionary bases of these differences are explored in this paper. MaleExpand
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Post-copulatory mate guarding by males of the demselfly Hetaerina vulnerata Selys (Odonata: Calopterygidae)
  • J. Alcock
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 February 1982
Abstract Males of the calopterygid damselfly Hetaerina vulnerata remain with their mates after copulating with them. The species exhibits two unusual features of post-copulatory mate guarding. First,Expand
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Leks and hilltopping in insects
Insects of many groups form mating aggregations on hilltops. Males of some hilltopping species behave like certain classic lekking vertebrates, notably in their defense of territories that are devoidExpand
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