Female preference for multiple condition-dependent components of a sexually selected signal.

@article{Scheuber2004FemalePF,
  title={Female preference for multiple condition-dependent components of a sexually selected signal.},
  author={Hannes Scheuber and Alain Jacot and Martin W. G. Brinkhof},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={271 1556},
  pages={2453-7}
}
Theoretical models explain the evolution of multi-cue mate-choice decisions from a trade-off between benefits owing to improved assessment of potential mates and costs linked to the use of multiple signals. However, empirical support for these basic assumptions is lacking. In field crickets (Gryllus campestris) we experimentally investigated the female preference to variation in two key components of the male calling song: carrier frequency and chirp rate. Previous studies have revealed carrier… CONTINUE READING

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