, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 320–324 | Cite as

Population structure of pierid butterflies IV. Genetic and physiological investment in offspring by male Colias

  • Carol L. Boggs
  • Ward B. Watt


Population structure encompasses all the rules by which a population's gametes come together, including genetic and physiological investment in offspring. We document female use of nutrients donated by males at mating, and complete sperm precedence, in Colias eurytheme Boisduval. The effect of these phenomena on the population structure of this species is discussed.


Population Structure Sperm Precedence Pierid Butterfly Complete Sperm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol L. Boggs
    • 1
  • Ward B. Watt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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