Sexual Cannibalism in the Praying Mantis Hierodula Membranacea

  title={Sexual Cannibalism in the Praying Mantis Hierodula Membranacea},
  author={T. Birkhead and K. Lee and P. Young},
  • T. Birkhead, K. Lee, P. Young
  • Published 1988
  • Biology
  • Behaviour
  • We tested the idea that sexual cannibalism increases male and female fecundity in the mantid Hierodula membranacea. Two experiments were performed, in the first we maintained females on one of three nutritional planes; high medium or low. Food intake was positively and significantly associated with: maximum mass attained, the mass of first and subsequent oothecae, and the rate at which oothecae were produced. Ootheca mass was positively correlated with maximum female mass, and the number of… CONTINUE READING
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