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Sexual deception: Coevolution or inescapable exploitation?

Lehtonen, Jussi; Whitehead, Michael


Sexual deception involves the mimicry of another species' sexual signals in order to exploit behavioural routines linked to those signals. Known sexually deceptive systems use visual, acoustic or olfactory mimicry to exploit insects for predation, cleptoparasitism and pollination. It is predicted that where sexual deception inflicts a cost on the receiver, a coevolutionary arms race could result in the evolution of discriminating receivers and increasingly refined mimicry. We constructed a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Zoology


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