Size-assortative mating, male choice and female choice in the curculionid beetle Diaprepes abbreviatus

@article{Harari1999SizeassortativeMM,
  title={Size-assortative mating, male choice and female choice in the curculionid beetle Diaprepes abbreviatus
},
  author={Ally R. Harari and Alfred M. Handler and Peter Landolt},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={58},
  pages={1191-1200}
}
In the beetle Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) females are larger on average than males, as indicated by elytra length. Size-assortative matings were observed in wild populations in Florida and in laboratory mating experiments. We tested three mechanisms for this size-assortative mating: (1) mate availability; (2) mating constraints; and (3) mate choice. We found that mate choice influenced size-assortative mating by: (1) large and small males preferring to mate with large females; (2) large males… Expand
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