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Type: Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30
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Spider mite mothers control their sneaker sons’ reproductive behavior depending on operational sex ratio

Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences / Mountain Science Center, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan
Evolutionary and Population Biology‑IBED, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94240, 1090GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria
alternative reproductive tactics intrasexual selection male competition maternal effect reproductive strategy transgenerational effects


Males often fight with conspecific males for access to females. However, in many species, males may also adopt alternative tactics, such as sneaking or female mimicking, to get access to females by deceiving fighting rival males.


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