Mate selection in the fly Scatophaga stercoraria: female choice in a male-controlled system

@article{Borgia1981MateSI,
  title={Mate selection in the fly Scatophaga stercoraria: female choice in a male-controlled system},
  author={G. Borgia},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1981},
  volume={29},
  pages={71-80}
}
  • G. Borgia
  • Published 1981
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
Sexual pairing in the fly Scatophaga stercoraria involves ‘capture’ of females by males. Sizerelated choice by males and females is considered, because these flies are highly variable in size, and size strongly affects reproductive success. Results show that males do not discriminate among females on the basis of size. Females choose large males when free to select mates. They move toward larger males when contronted by more than one possible mate, and their movement on the oviposition site… Expand
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