Male choice in a nuptial-gift giving butterfly (Pieris rapae).

Mowery, Monica A.

Sexual selection is an important evolutionary process, though little research has examined what factors males use to evaluate females. This study on Pieris rapae, the cabbage butterfly, manipulated female wing coloration (pterin removal) and size (larval diet manipulation), then evaluated these characteristics as potential cues for male mate choice and allocation to nuptial gifts. Male... read more

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Undergraduate Honors Theses
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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