Antagonistic coevolution between the sexes in a group of insects

  title={Antagonistic coevolution between the sexes in a group of insects},
  author={G{\"o}ran Arnqvist and Locke Rowe},
In coevolutionary ‘arms races’ between the sexes, the outcome of antagonistic interactions may remain at an evolutionary standstill. The advantage gained by one sex, with any evolutionary exaggeration of arms, is expected to be matched by analogous counteradaptations in the other sex. This fundamental coevolutionary process may thus be hidden from the evolutionist's eye, and no natural examples are known. We have studied the effects of male and female armament (clasping and anti-clasping… CONTINUE READING