Asymmetric forceps increase fighting success among males of similar size in the maritime earwig.

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Extreme asymmetric morphologies are hypothesized to serve an adaptive function that counteracts sexual selection for symmetry. However direct tests of function for asymmetries are lacking, particularly in the context of animal weapons. The weapon of the maritime earwig, Anisolabis maritima, exhibits sizeable variation in the extent of directional asymmetry… (More)

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@article{Munoz2012AsymmetricFI, title={Asymmetric forceps increase fighting success among males of similar size in the maritime earwig.}, author={Nicole E. Munoz and Andrew G. Zink}, journal={Ethology : formerly Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie}, year={2012}, volume={118 10}, pages={943-954} }