Do male field crickets, Gryllus pennsylvanicus, signal their age?

@article{Judge2011DoMF,
  title={Do male field crickets, Gryllus pennsylvanicus, signal their age?},
  author={K. A. Judge},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2011},
  volume={81},
  pages={185-194}
}
Older males are often reported to have higher mating success than younger males. To the extent that male quality and survival are positively correlated, this observation raises the possibility that females use male signals to assess age and thus quality. I tested this hypothesis in the fall field cricket, Gryllus pennsylvanicus, a species in which females are known to prefer older males, and males call to attract females. Tests were both longitudinal (males recorded early and late in life) and… Expand

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