Female mimicry and resource defense polygyny by males of a tropical rove beetle, Leistotrophus versicolor (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae)

@article{Forsyth2004FemaleMA,
  title={Female mimicry and resource defense polygyny by males of a tropical rove beetle, Leistotrophus versicolor (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae)},
  author={Adrian B. Forsyth and John Alcock},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={325-330}
}
SummaryAdults of the staphylinid beetle Leistotrophus versicolor Grav. aggregate at vertebrate dung and carrion where males and females forage for adult Diptera. Some males aggressively exclude others from dung and carrion. Winners in male combat gain access to many females, which are often receptive at these foraging sites. The mating system can be categorized as resource defense polygyny. Males vary greatly in size, are larger than females on average, and have allometrically enlarged… 
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