Heritability of body mass, a sexually selected trait, in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix).

In the moth Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae), females mate preferentially with larger males. Large body mass is advantageous to both sexes: large males sire more young than small males, and large females have higher fecundity than small females. Here we report that body mass is heritable...

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Main Authors: Iyengar, Vikram., Eisner, Thomas.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 1999
Online Access:http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:177260