Variations in male oriental fruit moth courtship patterns due to male competition

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Abstract

In a laboratory flight tunnel, the first oriental fruit moth males to arrive near females had the highest rate of mating success and performed the standard sequence of behaviors including a hairpencil display that attracted females. Late arrivals performed atypical courtship patterns that enabled them to sneak copulations or disrupt first males' courtships to succeed in mating occasionally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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