Sexual selection and horn allometry in the dung beetle <ce:italic>Euoniticellus intermedius</ce:italic>

  title={Sexual selection and horn allometry in the dung beetle <ce:italic>Euoniticellus intermedius</ce:italic>},
  author={Joanne C Pomfret and Robert J Knell},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Secondary sexual characters are often positively allometric, such that larger individuals of a species have proportionally larger traits. The sexually selected weapons found on many insect species, however, show declining allometric slopes with body size. Previous work on these curved allometric relations has focused on the role of competition for limited resources between growing body parts within pupae, but there is an alternative explanation that has received little attention: changes in the… CONTINUE READING
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