Inbreeding, immunity and male sexual signaling in the black field cricket Teleogryllus commodus
Male sexual traits might be honest signals of male quality because they are costly to produce and/or maintain. Only high quality males can bear the costs of extravagant sexual display, creating a positive relationship between quality and trait expression. I conducted a series of experiments to test for the honesty of male sexual signals in the cricket Teleogryllus commodus. Males produce two acoustic sexual signals prior to mating: advertisement and courtship calls. first focused on the role...[Show more]
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