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Why do male Callosobruchus maculatus harm their mates
Males of the bruchid beetle Callosobruchus maculatus have spines on their intromittent organs that puncture the female reproductive tract during mating. Females kick their mates during copulation. IfExpand
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Definitive evidence for cuticular pheromones in a cricket
The Orthoptera include many species established as important model systems in the study of animal behaviour, particularly in relation to communication and mating systems. Although most interest hasExpand
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A socio‐economic perspective on gear‐based management in an artisanal fishery in south‐west Madagascar
Artisanal fisheries are important socially, nutritionally and economically. Poverty is common in communities dependent on such fisheries, making sustainable management difficult. Poverty based onExpand
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Costly sexual harassment in a beetle
Abstract The optimal number of mating partners for females rarely coincides with that for males, leading to sexual conflict over mating frequency. In the bruchid beetle Callosobruchus maculatus, theExpand
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Phylogenies and the Comparative Method in Animal Behaviour
1. Phylogenetics in behavior 2. The statistical analysis of interspecific data 3. How to study comparative methods for discrete characters 4. The mechanistic bases of behavioral evolution 5.Expand
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The importance of fission–fusion social group dynamics in birds
Almost all animal social groups show some form of fission–fusion dynamics, whereby group membership is not spatio-temporally stable. These dynamics have major implications at both population andExpand
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The influence of male ejaculates on female mate search behaviour, oviposition and longevity in crickets
In animals with internal fertilization, sperm are transferred in ejaculates, which include water and proteins produced by male accessory glands. These proteins help to protect and facilitate spermExpand
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No benefits of polyandry to female green turtles
Multiple paternity is extremely common in natural populations of almost all reptiles studied to date, suggesting that pay-offs from polyandrous mating systems are important in these taxonomic groups.Expand
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Niche variation and the maintenance of variation in body size in a burying beetle
1. In burying beetles (Nicrophorinae), body size is known to provide both a fecundity advantage (in females) and successful resource defence (in males and females). Despite this, considerableExpand
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