Male signalling and lek attractiveness in the Mediterranean fruit fly.

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  • Published 2000 in Animal behaviour
I tested the null hypothesis that females of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, were equally likely to visit leks composed of males with high versus low mating success. In laboratory trials, the observed distribution of matings among males differed significantly from that expected by chance, owing primarily to the higher than expected numbers… (More)