Mating system evolution in response to search costs in the speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria

@article{Gotthard1999MatingSE,
  title={Mating system evolution in response to search costs in the speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria},
  author={K. Gotthard and S. Nylin and C. Wiklund},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={45},
  pages={424-429}
}
Abstract A general and intuitive prediction from models of mate preference is that when the cost of searching for mates increases, individuals should become less choosy. Here, we test this prediction by comparing the mating propensity of females in two populations of the butterfly Pararge aegeria. The populations originated from southern Sweden and Madeira and due to different adult emergence patterns throughout the year, the average density of males per female is likely to be lower on Madeira… Expand

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