Lifetime mating opportunities and male mating behaviour in sexually cannibalistic praying mantids

@article{Maxwell1998LifetimeMO,
  title={Lifetime mating opportunities and male mating behaviour in sexually cannibalistic praying mantids},
  author={M. R. Maxwell},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={55},
  pages={1011-1028}
}
I examined the number of lifetime mating opportunities and mating behaviour of males in two sexually cannibalistic species, the Mediterranean, Iris oratoria, and bordered, Stagmomantis limbata, praying mantids (Mantodea: Mantidae). Two approaches estimated the number of lifetime mating opportunities: direct observations of intersexual encounters in the field, and an encounter model. I collected behavioural observations, together with ecological data for use in the model, over three field… Expand
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