Male mating behaviour reduces the risk of sexual cannibalism in an Australian praying mantid

@article{Barry2008MaleMB,
  title={Male mating behaviour reduces the risk of sexual cannibalism in an Australian praying mantid},
  author={K. Barry and G. Holwell and M. Herberstein},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={377-383}
}
  • K. Barry, G. Holwell, M. Herberstein
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ethology
  • In cases where sexual cannibalism represents a sexual conflict, we should expect to find male traits that reduce the risk of cannibalism. In fact, a wide variety of such traits have been proposed, including elaborate courtship displays, cautious approach behaviours, and opportunistic mating whilst a female is feeding. However, there is very little direct evidence that these behaviours actually reduce the risk of sexual cannibalism for males, and the evidence that does exist comes mainly from… CONTINUE READING
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