Sexual conflict in Zeus bugs
Grant number: DP0558265
Australia is a leading nation in the field of evolutionary biology. This is in part due to the diverse and often bizarre plants and animals found on this continent. Our preliminary work on the Australian Zeus bug yielded exciting and fascinating results that created considerable national and international interest within the biological community and among the general population. The proposed project is likely to attract similar attention; will contribute to undergraduate research training and will ensure that Australia maintains its high profile and international reputation in the future.
Related publications (13)
Size-assortative pairing across three developmental stages in the Zeus bug, Phoreticovelia disparata
Theresa M Jones, Goran Arnqvist, Kathryn B McNamara, Mark A Elgar
The mechanisms underlying size-assortative pairing have received considerable attention. Typically, pairing is assumed to occur at..
The role of chemical communication in sexual selection: hair-pencil displays in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella
Lauren C Davie, Theresa M Jones, Mark A Elgar
Theory suggests that if secondary sexual characteristics (or signals) are costly and females choose between mating partners, males..
Large spermatophores reduce female receptivity and increase male paternity success in the almond moth, Cadra cautella
Kathryn B McNamara, Mark A Elgar, Theresa M Jones
The size of a male's reproductive investment may have profound consequences for female mating frequency and male fitness. Male eja..
No cost of male mating experience on female reproductive success in the almond moth, Cadra cautella (Lepidoptera; Pyralidae)
Kathryn B McNamara, Theresa M Jones, Mark A Elgar
Male copulation experience may have a profound impact on female reproductive success if male reproductive investment declines over..