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1 March 2000 Possible Fisherian Changes in Female Mate-Choice Criteria in a Mass-Reared Strain of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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The frequent interruption of male courtship in highly crowded mass-rearing cages of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) was correlated with changes in both male courtship and female acceptance criteria in a mass-reared Costa Rican strain, in accord with previous studies of other strains. Abbreviation of courtship behavior by mass-reared males was associated with the loss of the wild-type female tendency to reject males that performed shorter courtships. Consideration of probable costs and benefits of female choice in mass-rearing cages suggests that inadvertant selection in the cages probably favored the change in female criteria because females obtained sons with more effective courtship behavior.

R. D. Briceño and William G. Eberhard "Possible Fisherian Changes in Female Mate-Choice Criteria in a Mass-Reared Strain of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93(2), 343-345, (1 March 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2000)093[0343:PFCIFM]2.0.CO;2
Received: 7 June 1999; Accepted: 1 September 1999; Published: 1 March 2000
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