Assortative mating in the dune beetle Erodius sauditus (Tenebrionidae: Erodiini) in Kuwait

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Abstract

Females were larger than males but less common in the population. Paired females were larger than average while paired males were not, but successfully copulating males were larger than those in non-copulating pairs. Positive size assortative mating was only found among copulating pairs for the 2nd of 2 collections made during the breeding season. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-89
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Ecology

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