Mate choice and male competition in Orchesella cincta (Collembola)

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Abstract

Both male and female Orchesella cincta (Collembola) were able to discriminate between spermatophores of different origin. Females chose spermatophores deposited by closely related males while males preferentially destroyed spermatophores of other males.

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  • Lund University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Ecology

Keywords

  • Collembola, kin recognition, Mate choice, mating, sperm competition
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-526
JournalExperientia
Volume46
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1990 May 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes