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Female praying mantids use sexual cannibalism as a foraging strategy to increase fecundity
Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the evolution of sexual cannibalism. The foraging strategy hypothesis states that sexual cannibalism may arise as an adaptive foraging strategy,Expand
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Male mate choice: why sequential choice can make its evolution difficult
Male reproductive success is typically mate limited, which implies that males should rarely be choosy. On the other hand, females often vary greatly in their fecundity or other determinants of maleExpand
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Mate location, antennal morphology, and ecology in two praying mantids (Insecta: Mantodea)
The sensory systems employed by animals to locate potential mates are diverse. Among insects, chemical and acoustic signals are commonly used over long distances, with visual signals playing a roleExpand
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Examinations of Female Pheromone use in Two Praying Mantids, Stagmomantis limbata and Tenodera Aridifolia Sinensis (Mantodea: Mantidae)
ABSTRACT Female pheromones were examined in two species of praying mantids: Stagmomantis limbata Hahn and the Chinese mantid, Tenodera aridifolia sinensis Saussure. As in other mantids, females ofExpand
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You Are What You Eat: Food Limitation Affects Reproductive Fitness in a Sexually Cannibalistic Praying Mantid
  • K. Barry
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PloS one
  • 10 October 2013
Resource limitation during the juvenile stages frequently results in developmental delays and reduced size at maturity, and dietary restriction during adulthood can affect longevity and reproductiveExpand
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Effects of female feeding regime in a sexually cannibalistic mantid: fecundity, cannibalism, and male response in Stagmomantis limbata (Mantodea)
1. Female feeding regime exhibited a cascade of effects on reproductive biology and behaviour in the mantid Stagmomantis limbata (Hahn).
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Male mating behaviour reduces the risk of sexual cannibalism in an Australian praying mantid
In cases where sexual cannibalism represents a sexual conflict, we should expect to find male traits that reduce the risk of cannibalism. In fact, a wide variety of such traits have been proposed,Expand
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Multimodal mate assessment by male praying mantids in a sexually cannibalistic mating system
The traditional view of sexual selection has been that of competing males and choosy females; however, more recently it has been recognized that males mayexhibit mate choice when females vary inExpand
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The Functional Significance of Chiral Genitalia: Patterns of Asymmetry, Functional Morphology and Mating Success in the Praying Mantis Ciulfina baldersoni
Genital asymmetry is relatively common and widespread throughout the animal kingdom. The functional significance of genital asymmetry is however, poorly understood for most species. Male prayingExpand
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The Effect of Female Quality on Male Ejaculatory Expenditure and Reproductive Success in a Praying Mantid
Strategic ejaculation is a behavioural strategy shown by many animals as a response to sperm competition and/or as a potential mechanism of cryptic male choice. Males invest more mating resourcesExpand
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