Diet alters male horn allometry in the beetle Onthophagus acuminatus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae

Abstract

Darwin considered the horns of male beetles to be among the most striking examples of sexual selection. As with antlers in deer or elk, beetle horns scale positively with male body size, with the result that large males have disproportionately longer horns than small males. It is generally assumed that such scaling relationships ('static allometries') are… (More)

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