Complicity or Conflict over Sexual Cannibalism? Male Risk Taking in the Praying Mantis Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

@article{Lelito2006ComplicityOC,
  title={Complicity or Conflict over Sexual Cannibalism? Male Risk Taking in the Praying Mantis Tenodera aridifolia sinensis},
  author={Jonathan P. Lelito and W. D. Brown},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2006},
  volume={168},
  pages={263 - 269}
}
  • Jonathan P. Lelito, W. D. Brown
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • Male complicity versus conflict over sexual cannibalism in mantids remains extremely controversial, yet few studies have attempted to establish a causal relationship between risk of cannibalism and male reproductive behavior. We studied male risk‐taking behavior in the praying mantid Tenodera aridifolia sinensis by altering the risk imposed by females and measuring changes in male behavior. We show that males were less likely to approach hungrier, more rapacious females, and when they did… CONTINUE READING
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