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The evolution of sex differences in mate searching when females benefit: new theory and a comparative test

McCartney, J.; Kokko, Hanna; Heller, K.-G.; Gwynne, Darryl T


Sexual selection is thought to have led to searching as a profitable, but risky way of males obtaining mates. While there is great variation in which sex searches, previous theory has not considered search evolution when both males and females benefit from multiple mating.We present new theory and link it with data to bridge this gap. Two different search protocols exist between species in the bush-cricket genus Poecilimon (Orthoptera): females search for calling males, or males search for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1505


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