Male age: effect on mating behaviour and success in the cockroach Diploptera punctata

@article{Woodhead1986MaleAE,
  title={Male age: effect on mating behaviour and success in the cockroach Diploptera punctata
},
  author={Andrea P. Woodhead},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1986},
  volume={34},
  pages={1874-1879}
}
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