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Fighting success and attractiveness as predictors of male mating success in the black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus : the effectiveness of no-choice tests

Shackleton, Michelle; Jennions, Michael; Hunt, John E

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Females are generally assumed to prefer larger, more dominant males. However, a growing number of studies that control for male-male competition have shown no correlation between dominance and attractiveness. Aggressive males can interfere with female mate preference either by physically coercing females into mating or by driving submissive males away and restricting mate choice. The most common method of assessing female mate choice is by using simultaneous two-choice tests. These control for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76037
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-004-0907-1

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