No evidence for strategic male mating effort in response to female weight in a bushcricket

Sevgili H, Reinhold K (2007)
BEHAVIOUR 144(10): 1179-1192.

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Autor*in
Sevgili, Hasan; Reinhold, KlausUniBi
Abstract / Bemerkung
Theoretical models predict that males should allocate sperm in response to female quality and empirical studies have shown that fecundity traits including age, mass and mating status can influence male sperm allocation strategies. We tested whether female size has an influence on sperm allocation in the bushcricket Poecilimon jonicus jonicus (Orthoptera: Phaneropterinae). Contrary to other studies, we found neither evidence of strategic sperm allocation in response to female size nor an effect of female size on spermatophore size. Male age and mating history was positively related to sperm number during sequential matings, but had no effect on spermatophylax or ampulla weight. Spermatophore weight, but not sperm number, was positively correlated with male body weight. Ampulla weight was positively correlated with spermatophylax weight.
Stichworte
bushcricket; mating effort; Poecilimon jonicus jonicus; spermatophore; sperm allocation; female weight
Erscheinungsjahr
2007
Zeitschriftentitel
BEHAVIOUR
Band
144
Ausgabe
10
Seite(n)
1179-1192
ISSN
0005-7959
eISSN
1568-539X
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/1631422

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Sevgili H, Reinhold K. No evidence for strategic male mating effort in response to female weight in a bushcricket. BEHAVIOUR. 2007;144(10):1179-1192.
Sevgili, H., & Reinhold, K. (2007). No evidence for strategic male mating effort in response to female weight in a bushcricket. BEHAVIOUR, 144(10), 1179-1192. doi:10.1163/156853907781890904
Sevgili, H., and Reinhold, K. (2007). No evidence for strategic male mating effort in response to female weight in a bushcricket. BEHAVIOUR 144, 1179-1192.
Sevgili, H., & Reinhold, K., 2007. No evidence for strategic male mating effort in response to female weight in a bushcricket. BEHAVIOUR, 144(10), p 1179-1192.
H. Sevgili and K. Reinhold, “No evidence for strategic male mating effort in response to female weight in a bushcricket”, BEHAVIOUR, vol. 144, 2007, pp. 1179-1192.
Sevgili, H., Reinhold, K.: No evidence for strategic male mating effort in response to female weight in a bushcricket. BEHAVIOUR. 144, 1179-1192 (2007).
Sevgili, Hasan, and Reinhold, Klaus. “No evidence for strategic male mating effort in response to female weight in a bushcricket”. BEHAVIOUR 144.10 (2007): 1179-1192.