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- Parrella, Michael P., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Journal of insect behavior 2008 v.21 no.5 pp. 323-336
- Liriomyza trifolii; copulation; fecundity; females; insect behavior; insemination; leafminers; longevity; males; polyandry; probability; serpentine; spermatozoa
- ... We investigated the hypotheses that Liriomyza trifolii is a polyandrous species and that multiple mating is required to maximize female fecundity. In addition, the hypothesis that male copulating frequency reduces female fecundity was examined. Using sterile and fertile males, we found that L. trifolii females mate more than once during their life span, and that multiple mating is required to maxi ...