Journal of Insect Behavior

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 133–137 | Cite as

Male parental care and reproductive success in the burying beetle,Nicrophorus orbicollis

  • Michelle Pellissier Scott
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Key words

paternal care reproductive success Nicrophorus burying beetle brood care 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Pellissier Scott
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyBoston UniversityBoston

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