Coercive copulation in the alpine bushcricket anonconotus alpinus yersin (Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae: Platycleidini)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/592774
Title:
Coercive copulation in the alpine bushcricket anonconotus alpinus yersin (Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae: Platycleidini)
Authors:
Vahed, Karim
Abstract:
Sexual coercion in the form of forced copulation is widespread in the animal kingdom and has been documented in several insect taxa. In crickets and bushcrickets (sub-order Ensifera), however, mating typically involves luring acts as opposed to forcing acts. The mating behaviour of the tettigoniid Anonconotus alpinus Yersin, which is described in this paper, appears to be unique amongst the Tettigoniidae (and possibly amongst the Ensifera) in that it is coercive, involving forced matings. Males did not stridulate immediately prior to mating but instead leapt on passing females, using their anal cerci as pincers to maintain a hold on the female's abdomen (which was sometimes damaged in the process). Males appeared to lack a sexual refractory period and attempted to copulate again as little as 18 s following the previous mating.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Vahed, K. (2002), Coercive Copulation in the Alpine Bushcricket Anonconotus alpinus Yersin (Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae: Platycleidini). Ethology, 108: 1065–1075. doi: 10.1046/j.1439-0310.2002.00838.x
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell
Journal:
Ethology
Issue Date:
Dec-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/592774
DOI:
10.1046/j.1439-0310.2002.00838.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1046/j.1439-0310.2002.00838.x
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Vol. 108; Issue 2
ISSN:
0179-1613; 1439-0310
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorVahed, Karimen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-04T14:21:37Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-04T14:21:37Zen
dc.date.issued2002-12en
dc.identifier.citationVahed, K. (2002), Coercive Copulation in the Alpine Bushcricket Anonconotus alpinus Yersin (Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae: Platycleidini). Ethology, 108: 1065–1075. doi: 10.1046/j.1439-0310.2002.00838.xen
dc.identifier.issn0179-1613en
dc.identifier.issn1439-0310en
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1439-0310.2002.00838.xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/592774en
dc.description.abstractSexual coercion in the form of forced copulation is widespread in the animal kingdom and has been documented in several insect taxa. In crickets and bushcrickets (sub-order Ensifera), however, mating typically involves luring acts as opposed to forcing acts. The mating behaviour of the tettigoniid Anonconotus alpinus Yersin, which is described in this paper, appears to be unique amongst the Tettigoniidae (and possibly amongst the Ensifera) in that it is coercive, involving forced matings. Males did not stridulate immediately prior to mating but instead leapt on passing females, using their anal cerci as pincers to maintain a hold on the female's abdomen (which was sometimes damaged in the process). Males appeared to lack a sexual refractory period and attempted to copulate again as little as 18 s following the previous mating.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 108en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 2en
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1046/j.1439-0310.2002.00838.xen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Ethologyen
dc.subjectSexual conflicten
dc.subjectCopulationen
dc.titleCoercive copulation in the alpine bushcricket anonconotus alpinus yersin (Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae: Platycleidini)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalEthologyen
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