Condition dependence of female choosiness in a field cricket

@article{Judge2014ConditionDO,
  title={Condition dependence of female choosiness in a field cricket},
  author={Kevin A. Judge and Janice J. Ting and Darryl T. Gwynne},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={27}
}
Females generally choose mates that produce the loudest, brightest or most elaborate sexual displays, and these costly male displays are predicted to be condition dependent. However, mate choice itself is a costly behaviour also expected to be condition dependent. Male fall field crickets, Gryllus pennsylvanicus, produce a conspicuous long‐distance calling song that attracts females and is condition dependent. In this study, we tested the condition dependence of female preferences (preference… 
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