Temporal patterns in reproduction may explain variationin mating frequencies in the green-veined white butterfly Pieris napi

@article{Vlimki2006TemporalPI,
  title={Temporal patterns in reproduction may explain variationin mating frequencies in the green-veined white butterfly Pieris napi},
  author={Panu V{\"a}lim{\"a}ki and Arja Kaitala and Hanna Kokko},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={61},
  pages={99-107}
}
There is genetic variation in the female mating rate in the green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi), and females benefit from male ejaculates that contain both sperm and accessory gland substances. Although polyandry corresponds to higher lifetime fecundity than monandry, some females abstain from remating irrespective of the number of available mates. Explaining genetic variation in mating rates requires that monandrous females perform better than polyandrous ones under some conditions. We… CONTINUE READING
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