Sexual selection on male development time in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis.


Mating systems are shaped by a species' ecology, which sets the stage for sexual selection. Males of the gregarious parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis compete to mate virgin females at the natal site, before females disperse. Males could increase their fitness by being larger and monopolizing female emergence sites or by emerging earlier pre-empting access… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02343.x


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