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Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
e.f.gaskarth@exeter.ac.uk
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University of Exeter

Fighting Flour Beetles

Caption: The most attractive males, those most preferred by females, were not the highly competitive males with large mandibles. This is despite the fact these fighter males enjoy significant mating advantages when in direct competition for females. Instead, females prefer to mate with males that court more.

Credit: Dave Hosken

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