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Male and female crickets modulate their courtship behaviour depending on female experience with mate availability

Authors
  • Tinghitella, Robin M.1, 2
  • 1 Department of Biological Sciences
  • 2 University of Denver
Type
Published Article
Journal
Animal Behaviour
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Feb 05, 2014
Volume
91
Pages
9–15
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ars105
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

•Mate choice depends on extrinsic circumstances and intrinsic attributes.•I examined effects of female social experience and age on mating behaviour in crickets.•There was no interaction between experience and age on male or female behaviour.•Male courtship and female interest, not female mating decisions, depended on female social experience.•Males preferred to court females that experienced high density.

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