Ingested spermatophores accelerate reproduction and increase mating resistance but are not a source of sexual conflict

@inproceedings{IngestedSA,
  title={Ingested spermatophores accelerate reproduction and increase mating resistance but are not a source of sexual conflict},
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}
    Seminal products transferred during copulation can have substantial effects on females, including accelerated oviposition, decreased mating receptivity and shorter life span. This study addresses two sets of hypotheses about ingested seminal products: (1) whether they act as nutrition or have effects like those of seminal proteins and (2) whether they harm females (implying sexual conflict). We studied the ladybird beetle Adalia bipunctata, the females of which consume a spermatophore after… CONTINUE READING