COPULATORY COURTSHIP AND CRYPTIC FEMALE CHOICE IN INSECTS

@article{Eberhard1991COPULATORYCA,
  title={COPULATORY COURTSHIP AND CRYPTIC FEMALE CHOICE IN INSECTS},
  author={William G. Eberhard},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={1991},
  volume={66}
}
  • W. Eberhard
  • Published 1 February 1991
  • Biology
  • Biological Reviews
11. Survey methods and criteria for recognizing courtship behaviour . . . . 2 111. Frequency and types of copulatory courtship IV. Why frequencies are probably underestimates V. Other animals 9 VI. Possible correlation with genitalic morphology VII. Significance of results . . . . . . . . . . . . I 0 VIII . Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 0 IX. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 1 X. Appendix: Survey of behavioural studies of copulation . . . . . . I 1 . . . . . . . . 3 7 
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