Size and Partner Choice in Dysdercus maurus Distant (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae)

Abstract

This study investigates whether females of Dysdercus maurus (Hemiptera) are considering male’s sizes in order to make their reproductive partner choice. Morphometric and biomass measurements were obtained from single males and copulating pairs. Positive correlations were identified for both sizes and weights between males and females in copula. The average… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10905-008-9161-0

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