Sperm “repositioning” inCrocothemis erythraea, a Libellulid dragonfly with a brief copulation

Abstract

Sperm competition theory (Parker, 1970) predicts that if females mate with several males and store the sperm received from previous copulations, then selection will favor those males that enhance the probability that their sperm will be used to fertilize eggs. In many insect species the last male to copulate with a female fertilizes most of the eggs laid… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01052241

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