A game model for the daily activity schedule of the male butterfly

  title={A game model for the daily activity schedule of the male butterfly},
  author={Yoh Iwasa and Yoshiaki Obara},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
A game model is developed of the daily schedule of matesearching activity by male butterflies, assuming that each male maximizes his expected mating success given a limited total time for mate search. The model predicts that (1) in the early morning, no male is active even though many females are emerging; (2) at a critical time, many males suddenly become active; and (3) the male's maximum activity occurs after the peak female emergence and before the peak capture efficiency. The inverse… CONTINUE READING

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