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- KITADE, Osamu, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Entomological science 2011 v.14 no.1 pp. 43-48
- Belostomatidae; Hemiptera; aquatic insects; eggs; females; genetic markers; hatching; males; microsatellite repeats; parasitism; paternity; reproductive behavior; risk
- ... The giant water bug Appasus major exhibits a peculiar reproductive behavior where females lay eggs on the backs of males. A male and female pair performs frequent repeat copulations during the oviposition behavior, and the male carries the deposited eggs until hatching. Such characteristic behaviors predict that the eggs are fertilized by the brooding males. If males carry eggs of other unrelated ...