Male contesis for territories and females in the fly Dryomyza Anilis

  title={Male contesis for territories and females in the fly Dryomyza Anilis},
  author={M. Otronen},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • M. Otronen
  • Published 1984
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract Dryomyza anilis males defend the small carcasses on which females oviposit as well as the females themselves during copulation and oviposition. Contests over territories and females, were compared to assess the way different asymmetries affect the outcome of a struggle. In contests over females with a lot of eggs the rate of take-over was lower than in contests over immature females, but the size of the female or her size relative to the owner did not affect the outcome. In territorial… CONTINUE READING
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