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- Steiger, Sandra, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 2017 v.71 no.1 pp. 7
- Nicrophorus vespilloides; breeding; dead animals; females; larvae; males; parental behavior; paternity; progeny; vertebrates
- ... Selection should favor greater parental effort when the caring individual is more likely to be related to the offspring in its care. If certainty of paternity varies across broods, plasticity in the extent of paternal care may be advantageous, provided that cues of a male’s paternity are available. Consequently, to understand relationships between parentage and parental care, it is necessary to id ...
- Steiger, Sandra, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 2008 v.62 no.7 pp. 1053-1060
- Nicrophorus vespilloides; breeding; dead animals; females; insects; males; nestmate recognition; polyenes
- ... Nestmate recognition in eusocial insects has received a lot of attention in the last decades. Recognition in subsocial species, in contrast, has been ignored almost completely and consequently, and little is known about proximate mechanisms of recognition in subsocial systems. We studied one subsocial species, the biparental brood caring burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides, an interesting mode ...