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Nonrandom mating in the two-spot ladybird (Adalia bipunctata): the influence of weight on mating success.

Abstract:

In some populations of the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata, there is evidence that melanics of both sexes have a general mating advantage over the typical morph. There is also evidence that some female ladybirds possess a simple mating preference for melanic males. We have determined the influence of body weight on mating success in the two-spot ladybird and assessed whether weight differences might influence the mating success of the melanic morph. We found that the "formal mating tests...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/bf02253375
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Journal:
Behavior genetics More from this journal
Volume:
25
Issue:
5
Pages:
467-474
Publication date:
1995-09-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-3297
ISSN:
0001-8244
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:72296
UUID:
uuid:640f9503-478b-4d95-814f-197ba0df9ea5
Local pid:
pubs:72296
Source identifiers:
72296
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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