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Flying the nest: male dispersal and multiple paternity enables extrafamilial matings for the invasive bark beetle Dendroctonus micans

Brahy, O; Mardulyn, P; Dohet, L; Mayer, F; Gregoire, J-C; Fraser, Ceridwen


There is an evolutionary trade-off between the resources that a species invests in dispersal versus those invested in reproduction. For many insects, reproductive success in patchily-distributed species can be improved by sibling-mating. In many cases, such strategies correspond to sexual dimorphism, with males-whose reproductive activities can take place without dispersal-investing less energy in development of dispersive resources such as large body size and wings. This dimorphism is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Heredity
DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2014.34


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