Data from: Staying with the young enhances the fathers’ attractiveness in burying beetles

Johanna Chemnitz, Nadiia Bagrii, Manfred Ayasse & Sandra Steiger
Studying the relationship between parental and mating effort helps us to understand the evolution of parental care and, consequently, has been the subject of many theoretical and empirical investigations. Using burying beetles as a model, we found no correlation between the intensity of a sexual signal (sex pheromone quantity) and the amount of care provided by males. However, males that were given the opportunity to breed and care for young went on to produce a...
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