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The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids - Jae C. Choe

The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids

By: Jae C. Choe (Editor), Bernard J. Crespi (Editor)

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Published: 11th August 1997
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Insects and arachnids display the most impressive diversity of mating and social behavior among all animals. This book investigates sexual competition in these groups, and the variety of ways in which males and females pursue, persuade, manipulate, control and help one another, enabling us to gain a better understanding of how conflicts and confluences of interest evolve together. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of mating systems in particular insect and arachnid groups, discusses intrinsic and extrinsic factors responsible for observed mating strategies, and suggests fruitful avenues for further research. The book culminates in a synthesis, reviewing the data in terms of the theory of sexual conflict. This broad-based book will be of immense value to students and researchers interested in reproductive strategies, behavioral ecology, entomology and arachnology.

'Possessing these two handsomely produced volumes is like possessing Aladdin's magic lamp ... You may take your pick - from parental care in cockroaches to sex among cannibals in jumping spiders ... it's an endless menu!' Raghavendra Gadagkar, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 'The book provides a wealth of natural history on a wide variety of invertebrate social taxa.' Jacobus J. Boomsma, Animal Behaviour 'This book provides a collection of admirable contributions to the study of invertebrate mating systems.' Ian C. W. Hardy, Animal Behaviour '... packed with information which will make it a valuable reference source'. The Times Higher Education Supplement '... fascinating book ... an excellent and absorbing read about an important area, and will be enjoyed by both professionals and students of animal behaviour.' Biologist

Evolutionary perspectives on insect mating
Sexual selection by cryptic female choice in insects and arachnids
Natural and sexual selection components of odonate mating patterns
Sexual selection in resource defense polygyny: lessons from territorial grasshoppers
Reproductive strategies of the crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae)
The evolution of edible 'sperm sacs' and other forms of courtship feeding in
Sexual conflicts and the evolution of mating patterns in the Zoraptera
The evolution of water strider mating systems: causes and consequences of sexual conflicts
Multiple mating, sperm competition, and cryptic female choice in the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Firefly mating ecology, selection and evolution
Modern mating systems in archaic Holometabola: sexuality in neuropteroid insects
Mating systems of parasitoid
Fig wasp mating systems: pollinators and parasites, sex ratio adjustment and male polymorphism, population structure and its consequences
Predictions from sexual selection on the evolution of mating systems in moths
Sexual dimorphism, mating systems and ecology in butterflies
Lek behaviour of insects Todd Shelly
Mate choice and species isolation in swarming insects
Function and evolution of antlers and eye stalks in flies
Sex via the substrate: mating systems and sexual selection in pseudoscorpions
Jumping spider mating strategies: sex with cannibals in and out of webs
Sexual conflict and the evolution of mating systems
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ISBN: 9780521589765
ISBN-10: 0521589762
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 11th August 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 18.8  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.71