Variations in male oriental fruit moth courtship patterns due to male competition
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In a laboratory flight tunnel, the first oriental fruit moth males to arrive near females had the highest rate of mating success and performed the standard sequence of behaviors including a hairpencil display that attracted females. Late arrivals performed atypical courtship patterns that enabled them to sneak copulations or disrupt first males' courtships to succeed in mating occasionally.
KeywordsMating Success Male Competition Standard Sequence Late Arrival Moth Male
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