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Neither mating rate nor spermatophore feeding influences longevity in a ladybird beetle

Abstract:

Females of many species experience costs associated with mating. Seminal products, including nuptial gifts, may mitigate these mating costs or exacerbate them. For example, nuptial gifts derived from male accessory glands may transfer nutrition or potentially harmful seminal proteins to females. In this study, we assay the costs of multiple mating and the consumption of seminal products in a ladybird beetle. We compared longevity in females mated singly or multiply, while allowing or preventi...

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Journal:
ETHOLOGY
Volume:
114
Issue:
5
Pages:
504-511
Publication date:
2008-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1439-0310
ISSN:
0179-1613
URN:
uuid:e59051f2-855f-438c-b0c2-44861ddb7daa
Source identifiers:
420350
Local pid:
pubs:420350
Language:
English

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