Male postcopulatory reproductive success in the beetle, <ce:italic>Diaprepes abbreviatus</ce:italic>

@article{Sirot2007MalePR,
  title={Male postcopulatory reproductive success in the beetle, <ce:italic>Diaprepes abbreviatus</ce:italic>},
  author={Laura K. Sirot and Hans-Christian Brockmann and Stephen L. Lapointe},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2007},
  volume={74},
  pages={143-152}
}
For most species that have been studied, considerable variation exists in male postcopulatory reproductive success, including female sperm use, reproductive investment and remating patterns. We investigated postcopulatory sexual selection in the beetle Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by examining the correlation of two measures of a male’s success (proportion of eggs fertilized (P2) and number of eggs that a female laid after mating with him) with male body size… CONTINUE READING

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