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Biol. Lett. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0545
 

Summary: Biol. Lett.
doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0545
Published online
Sex-role reversed nuptial
feeding reduces male
kleptoparasitism of
females in Zeus bugs
(Heteroptera; Veliidae)
Go¨ran Arnqvist1,*, There´sa M. Jones2
and Mark A. Elgar2
1
Animal Ecology, Department of Animal Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
Centre, Norbyv. 18D, University of Uppsala, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
2
Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne,
Victoria 3010, Australia
*Author for correspondence (Goran.Arnqvist@ebc.uu.se).
Males of a variety of taxa occasionally steal food
secured by their mates. In some spiders and
insects, males rely entirely on this form of

  

Source: Arnqvist, Göran - Department of Animal Ecology, Uppsala Universitet

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology