Animal behavior: Stay close for comfort

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Abstract

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
Volume21
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2011
Externally publishedYes

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