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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Post-insemination associations between males and females in Diplopoda: A remark on Alcock’s (1994) predictions of the mate-guarding hypothesis

Mark Cooper

Here I review the most common form of mate-guarding (prolonged copulation) in the Diplopoda. The ten predictions for mate-guarding in Insects are compared using Diplopod examples and evidence in favour of 7 of Alcock’s (1994) predictions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8) was found. Future research on mate-guarding in the Diplopoda may test 2 untested predictions (7 and 10). The last prediction (9) cannot be tested as millipedes are non-territorial.
Pages : 283-285 | 1869 Views | 69 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mark Cooper. Post-insemination associations between males and females in Diplopoda: A remark on Alcock’s (1994) predictions of the mate-guarding hypothesis. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(2):283-285. DOI: 10.22271/j.ento.2016.v4.i2d.908
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