Seminal fluids mediate sexual inhibition and short copula duration in mated female Queensland fruit flies.

Abstract

Molecules in male seminal fluid transferred to female insects during mating can have potent effects on their subsequent sexual and reproductive behaviour. Like many other tephritids, female Queensland fruit flies (Bactrocera tryoni) typically have diminished sexual receptivity after their first mating. Also, copulations of females that do remate tend to be… (More)

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