Variation in pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection on male genital size in two species of lygaeid bug

@article{Dougherty2016VariationIP,
  title={Variation in pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection on male genital size in two species of lygaeid bug},
  author={Liam R Dougherty and David M. Shuker},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={70},
  pages={625-637}
}
Sexual selection has been shown to be the driving force behind the evolution of the sometimes extreme and elaborate genitalia of many species. Sexual selection may arise before and/or after mating, or vary according to other factors such as the social environment. However, bouts of selection are typically considered in isolation. We measured the strength and pattern of selection acting on the length of the male intromittent organ (or processus) in two closely related species of lygaeid seed bug… CONTINUE READING
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