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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,
Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
TLDR
It is argued that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value in explained the natural world, and that it has led to negligible progress in explaining the evolution of eusociality, but these arguments are based upon a misunderstanding of evolutionary theory and a misrepresentation of the empirical literature.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE USE OF TOOLS BY FEEDING ANIMALS
  • J. Alcock
  • Biology
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 September 1972
TLDR
Examination of cases of tool-using behavior by animals feeding under natural conditions and to discuss the origin, transmission, and subsequent evolution of this behavior to make a modest case for the opposite position.
Female mimicry and resource defense polygyny by males of a tropical rove beetle, Leistotrophus versicolor (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae)
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Adults of the staphylinid beetle Leistotrophus versicolor Grav aggregate at vertebrate dung and carrion where males and females forage for adult Diptera, and female mimicry is a conditional tactic of mature males.
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 (Triticum
SLEEPING AGGREGATIONS OF THE BEE IDIOMELISSODES DUPLOCINCTA (COCKERELL) (HYMENOPTERA : ANTHOPHORINI) AND THEIR POSSIBLE FUNCTION
TLDR
Male bees in sleeping aggregations apparently gain anti-predator benefits largely through the dilution effect, suggesting that odor cues applied by sleeping bees (or some other special properties of the favored stems) attract male bees coming to roost sites.
The ecology and evolution of male reproductive behaviour in the bees and wasps
TLDR
Of special interest in multiple-mating by females, which may be an evolutionary response to the costs of attempting to resist copulation in certain situations, are the ecological and evolutionary bases of these differences that are explored in this paper.
Competition from large males and the alternative mating tactics of small males of dawson’s burrowing bee (Amegilla dawsoni) (apidae, apinae, anthophorini)
  • J. Alcock
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Journal of Insect Behavior
  • 2007
Males of Dawson’s burrowing bees (Amegilla dawsoni) search for virgin females at three locations: (1) open clay patches where females are emerging from underground brood cells, (2) the vegetated
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