Exploitation of Sexual Signals by Predators and Parasitoids

@article{Zuk1998ExploitationOS,
  title={Exploitation of Sexual Signals by Predators and Parasitoids},
  author={Marlene Zuk and Gita R. Kolluru},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={73},
  pages={415 - 438}
}
  • M. Zuk, G. Kolluru
  • Published 1 December 1998
  • Biology
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
Signals used to attract mates are often conspicuous to predators and parasites, and their evolution via sexual selection is expected to be opposed by viability selection. Many secondary sexual traits may represent a compromise between attractiveness and avoidance of detection. Although such signal exploitation appears to be widespread, most examples come from species that use acoustic or olfactory mating signals, and relatively few cases of visual signal exploitation can be substantiated… 
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