Male indifference to female traits in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix).

1. Female Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) mate selectively with large males able to transmit sizeable quantities of nutrient and defensive pyrrolizidine alkaloid with the spermatophore. The female gauges male size indirectly by assessment of the male's courtship pheromone. 2. Male Utethe...

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Main Authors: Iyengar, Vikram., Eisner, Thomas.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 2004
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