The intensity of pre- and post-copulatory mate guarding in relation to spermatophore transfer in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/592776
Title:
The intensity of pre- and post-copulatory mate guarding in relation to spermatophore transfer in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus
Authors:
Parker, Darren James ( 0000-0003-4027-7779 ) ; Vahed, Karim
Abstract:
While post-copulatory mate guarding has been well documented in field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae), the occurrence of pre-copulatory mate guarding in this family has been largely overlooked. We examined the relationship between the intensity of two components of mate guarding (body judders and antennal whips) and the time before and after copulation. We found that when male Gryllus bimaculatus encounter a female but do not have a spermatophore ready to transfer, they engage in pre-copulatory mate guarding that is very similar to post-copulatory mate guarding. The intensity of pre-copulatory mate guarding increased up to the point at which the male was ready to transfer his spermatophore. Following copulation, the intensity of mate guarding initially remained high before declining, after which it began to increase again just before the male resumed courtship stridulation. We interpret this pattern of post-copulatory mate guarding as being consistent with both the ejaculate-protection and spermatophore-renewal hypotheses for the function of mate guarding. We found no significant relationship between mate guarding intensity and male body mass.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Parker, D, & Vahed, K 2010, 'intensity of pre- and post-copulatory mate guarding in relation to spermatophore transfer in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus', Journal Of Ethology, 2
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Journal of Ethology
Issue Date:
22-Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/592776
DOI:
10.1007/s10164-009-0176-6
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10164-009-0176-6
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Vol. 28
ISSN:
0289-0771; 1439-5444
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorParker, Darren Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorVahed, Karimen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-04T14:29:16Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-04T14:29:16Zen
dc.date.issued2009-07-22en
dc.identifier.citationParker, D, & Vahed, K 2010, 'intensity of pre- and post-copulatory mate guarding in relation to spermatophore transfer in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus', Journal Of Ethology, 2en
dc.identifier.issn0289-0771en
dc.identifier.issn1439-5444en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10164-009-0176-6en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/592776en
dc.description.abstractWhile post-copulatory mate guarding has been well documented in field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae), the occurrence of pre-copulatory mate guarding in this family has been largely overlooked. We examined the relationship between the intensity of two components of mate guarding (body judders and antennal whips) and the time before and after copulation. We found that when male Gryllus bimaculatus encounter a female but do not have a spermatophore ready to transfer, they engage in pre-copulatory mate guarding that is very similar to post-copulatory mate guarding. The intensity of pre-copulatory mate guarding increased up to the point at which the male was ready to transfer his spermatophore. Following copulation, the intensity of mate guarding initially remained high before declining, after which it began to increase again just before the male resumed courtship stridulation. We interpret this pattern of post-copulatory mate guarding as being consistent with both the ejaculate-protection and spermatophore-renewal hypotheses for the function of mate guarding. We found no significant relationship between mate guarding intensity and male body mass.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 28en
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10164-009-0176-6en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Ethologyen
dc.subjectSexual selectionen
dc.subjectMate guardingen
dc.subjectPre-copulatory mate guardingen
dc.titleThe intensity of pre- and post-copulatory mate guarding in relation to spermatophore transfer in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatusen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Ethologyen
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