The effect of male and female age on Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) fecundity.


Insects that reproduce sexually must locate a suitable mate, and many species have evolved efficient communication mechanisms to find each other. The number of reproductively viable individuals in a population can be an important constraint in the growth of populations. One factor that can affect insect fecundity is the age of mating adults, as fecundity… (More)