Data from: Size-dependent mating pattern in a nuptial gift-giving insect

Martina Dorkova, Ladislav Nado, Benjamin Jarcuska & Peter Kanuch
The reproductive interests of females and males often diverge in terms of the number of mating partners, an individual’s phenotype, origin, genes and parental investment. This conflict may lead to a variety of sex-specific adaptations and also affect mate choice in both sexes. We conducted an experiment with the bush-cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae), a species in which females receive direct nutritional benefits during mating. Mated individuals could be assigned due to the genotype of...

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