Polyandry-fecundity relationship in insects: methodological and conceptual problems.

  title={Polyandry-fecundity relationship in insects: methodological and conceptual problems.},
  author={Luis M. Torres-Vila},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  volume={26 2},
Polyandry is perhaps the most puzzling component of mating systems because the fitness benefits for females of mating with more than one male during lifetime are poorly understood. The occurrence and extent of polyandry varies considerably both among and within species, and a positive association between polyandry and fecundity is widespread but not universal. The scenario is further complicated because the scientific literature on this issue includes studies that are often inconclusive or… CONTINUE READING
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