The role of male courtship song in species recognition in Drosophila montana.

  title={The role of male courtship song in species recognition in Drosophila montana.},
  author={Mari Saarikettu and Jaana O. Liimatainen and Anneli Hoikkala},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  volume={35 3},
In many Drosophila species the male courtship song is an essential part of a successful courtship, playing a role in species-recognition and/or in sexual selection exercised by the females on conspecific males. In Drosophila montana, specific traits of the courtship song (the length and the carrier frequency of sound pulses) have earlier been shown to play an important role in intraspecific mate choice. Here we show that the male song (especially the interpulse interval) also plays a role in… CONTINUE READING

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