Mate choice in the dung beetle Onthophagus sagittarius: are female horns ornaments?

@inproceedings{Watson2010MateCI,
  title={Mate choice in the dung beetle Onthophagus sagittarius: are female horns ornaments?},
  author={Nicola L. Watson and Leigh W Simmons},
  year={2010}
}
Sexual selection typically operates via male contest competition and female choice, favoring the evolution of secondary sexual traits in males. However, there are numerous taxa in which females possess secondary sexual traits and the selective pressures operating on female ornamentation are not well understood. We examined sexual selection operating via mate choice in the dung beetle Onthophagus sagittarius, a species exhibiting sex-specific ornamentation. Precopulatory mate preferences and… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 10 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 95 REFERENCES

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…