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Inbreeding, immunity and male sexual signaling in the black field cricket Teleogryllus commodus

Drayton, Jean Mia


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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