The effect of condition on mate searching speed and copulation frequency in the Cook Strait giant weta

@article{Kelly2016TheEO,
  title={The effect of condition on mate searching speed and copulation frequency in the Cook Strait giant weta},
  author={Clint D. Kelly and Darryl T. Gwynne},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={70},
  pages={1403-1409}
}
Nutritional condition is important to the function and performance of several facets of male reproduction such as searching for mates and producing ejaculates. Nutritional status should be important to male success in the Cook Strait giant weta (Deinacrida rugosa), a flightless orthopteran insect, in which males invest considerable effort in mate searching during scrambles and transfer multiple ejaculates to female partners during a single mating bout. In this study, we hypothesize that success… CONTINUE READING
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