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Condition, not eyespan, predicts contest outcome in female stalk‐eyed flies, Teleopsis dalmanni

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In contests among males, body condition is often the key determinant of a successful outcome, with fighting ability signaled by so‐called armaments, that is, exaggerated, condition‐dependent traits. However, it is not known whether condition and exaggerated traits function in the same way in females. Here, we manipulated adult condition by varying larval nutrition in the stalk‐eyed fly, Teleopsis dalmanni, a species in which eyespan is exaggerated in both sexes, and we measured the outcome of...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/ece3.1467

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
9
Pages:
1826-1836
Publication date:
2015-04-08
Acceptance date:
2015-02-16
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ISSN:
2045-7758
Pmid:
26140199
Source identifiers:
519421
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English
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2017-04-10

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