Low levels of cannibalism increase fitness in an herbaceous tortrix moth

@article{Simpson2018LowLO,
  title={Low levels of cannibalism increase fitness in an herbaceous tortrix moth},
  author={J. Simpson and B. Joncour and W. Nelson},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={72},
  pages={1-11}
}
Cannibalism is relatively common in herbaceous insects, but studies looking at life-history traits on conspecific versus herbaceous diets reveal a mix of outcomes. In some taxa, fitness is highest on a conspecific diet, but in others, fitness is highest on an herbaceous diet. Identifying factors that maintain the cannibalistic feeding strategy has been complicated by the interaction between the direct effect of consuming conspecifics and the indirect effect of releasing future competition. Here… Expand
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