Some costs of reproduction for male bushcrickets, Requena verticalis (Orthoptera : Tettigoniidae) allocating resources to mate attraction and nuptial feeding

@article{Simmons2004SomeCO,
  title={Some costs of reproduction for male bushcrickets, Requena verticalis (Orthoptera : Tettigoniidae) allocating resources to mate attraction and nuptial feeding},
  author={Leigh W Simmons and Rikki. Teale and Michael Maier and Rachel J. Standish and Winston J. Bailey and Philip Carew Withers},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={57-62}
}
The cost of reproductive effort is known to result in a trade-off between current and future reproduction. Similarly, trade-offs in energy allocation may occur between components of reproductive effort, mating and parental effort, within a single reproductive episode. We investigated the energy allocated to mating effort (calling to attract females) and parental effort (donation of spermatophore nutrients at mating) by male bushcrickets, Requena verticalis, under two dietary regimes. Males… CONTINUE READING
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