Reproductive consequences of male body mass and aggressiveness depend on females’ behavioral types

@article{Pruitt2011ReproductiveCO,
  title={Reproductive consequences of male body mass and aggressiveness depend on females’ behavioral types},
  author={Jonathan N Pruitt and Susan E. Riechert and David J Harris},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={65},
  pages={1957-1966}
}
Relatively few investigations explicitly test for concordant versus conflicting selection pressures from intrasexual versus intersexual selection. Here, we examine the effects of male body mass and behavioral type (BT) on reproductive success in the spider Anelosimus studiosus, with emphasis placed on the potential interaction between intrasexual and intersexual selection influences. Female A. studiosus exhibit either an aggressive-active or docile-passive BT, both of which co-occur in… CONTINUE READING
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