Selection for Fast and Slow Mating Lines in the Medfly and Analysis of Elements of Courtship Behaviour
The response to selection by single pair (SP) and mass (M) methods was greater in slow lines. SP females determined mating activity, but in M lines both sexes did so. M males started wing vibration at a closer distance and proceeded to flapping sooner than SP males. Behavioural indices showed SP fast and M slow males used pheromone signalling to slow females more often than did controls.
KeywordsSingle Pair Courtship Behaviour Control Pairing Common Letter Successful Copulation
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