Female choice increases offspring fitness in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix).

In Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae), the female mates preferentially with larger males. Having a larger father results in the eggs being more richly endowed with defensive pyrrolizidine alkaloid (which the female receives from the male with the sperm package, in quantity proportional to t...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Iyengar, Vikram., Elsner, Thomas.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 1999
Online Access:http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:177254