Animal behavior: Stay close for comfort

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Mate guarding - a male staying near a female for a while after mating - has traditionally been interpreted in the context of sexual conflict. New observations of wild field crickets suggest instead that guarding males provide protection from predators, enhancing female fitness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R885-R886
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 8 2011
Externally publishedYes


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