Differential mating success of virgin female katydidsRequena verticalis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)

@article{Lynam2005DifferentialMS,
  title={Differential mating success of virgin female katydidsRequena verticalis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)},
  author={Antony J. Lynam and Steve Morris and Darryl T. Gwynne},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={51-59}
}
Male katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) invest in offspring through nutrients provided in a large spermatophore. Previous research with Requena verticalishad shown that almost all of the investment of males mating with recently mated (4 days previously) females is in eggs fertilized by the female's previous mate. Thus males are predicted to discriminate against such females as mates. In experiments placing males with both a virgin and a female mated 4–5 days previously, virgin females… CONTINUE READING