Alternative phenotypes of male mating behaviour in the two-spotted spider mite

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Severe intraspecific competition for mates selects for aggressive individuals but may also lead to the evolution of alternative phenotypes that do not act aggressively, yet manage to acquire matings. The two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, shows male mate-guarding behaviour and male–male combat for available females. This may provide opportunity… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10493-013-9673-y

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@inproceedings{Sato2013AlternativePO, title={Alternative phenotypes of male mating behaviour in the two-spotted spider mite}, author={Yukie Sato and Maurice W. Sabelis and Martijn M. Egas and Farid Faraji}, booktitle={Experimental and Applied Acarology}, year={2013} }