Courtship strategies of male insects: when is learning advantageous?

  title={Courtship strategies of male insects: when is learning advantageous?},
  author={Reuven Dukas and Colin Whitcomb Clark and K. R. AbbottK.R. Abbott},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Experiments indicating learning in the context of courtship in fruit flies challenge the prevailing views that male insects are either indiscriminate or rely on innate rules for courtship. We investigated the conditions favouring learning during courtship in insects by using a model that compared a learning strategy to two alternatives, indiscriminate courtship and innate selectivity. Our analyses indicated that, under the two conditions of high encounter rates with females and long courtship… CONTINUE READING

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