Mating systems of Coenonympha butterflies in relation to longevity

@article{Wickman1992MatingSO,
  title={Mating systems of Coenonympha butterflies in relation to longevity},
  author={P. Wickman},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1992},
  volume={44},
  pages={141-148}
}
Abstract The different mating systems of the two monandrous butterfly species Coenonympha tullia and C. pamphilus can be explained by their different longevities. In this study, virgin females of the shorter-lived C. tullia seemed to be in greater urgency to mate. They were less discriminating towards males and courtships more often resulted in copulation than in C. pamphilus. Virgin C. tullia females also approached passing males to solicit courtship. In contrast, a previous study showed that… Expand
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SEXUAL SELECTION AND BUTTERFLY DESIGN—A COMPARATIVE STUDY
  • P. Wickman
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • 1992
  • 144
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