Male mating costs in two insect species (Protohermes, Megaloptera) that produce large spermatophores

@article{Hayashi1993MaleMC,
  title={Male mating costs in two insect species (Protohermes, Megaloptera) that produce large spermatophores},
  author={Fumio Hayashi},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1993},
  volume={45},
  pages={343-349}
}
Abstract Abstract. Male Protohermes attach a large, gelatinous spermatophore externally to the female's genitalia at copulation. Following separation, the female bends and eats it. Males have a large internal reproductive organ consisting of testes, accessory glands and spermatophore sacs in which the spermatophore is prepared before mating. In this study, recovery patterns from the depletion of the internal reproductive organ and remating intervals of males of P. grandis and the closely… CONTINUE READING

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