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Item Description Shelly, Todd E. en_US 2009-05-28T01:42:27Z 2009-05-28T01:42:27Z 2000-05 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Shelly TE. 2000. Do Mediterranean fruit flies lek? Does it matter? Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 34:95-99. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0073-134X en_US
dc.description.abstract Saul and McCombs (1995) recently argued that existing data do not support the accepted notion that the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), exhibits lek behavior. In particular, these authors claimed that 1) the mating system of C. capitata is resource-based and 2) C. capitata males are not spatially aggregated. Here, I review field observations that are consistent with lek behavior in this species and hence contrary to these claims. Also, contrary to the view of Saul and McCombs (1995), knowing that the Mediterranean fruit fly leks stimulates many questions of interest from both basic and applied viewpoints. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Hawaiian Entomological Society en_US
dc.subject aggregation behavior en_US
dc.subject Ceratitis capitata en_US
dc.subject fruit flies en_US
dc.subject leks en_US
dc.subject males en_US
dc.subject mating behavior en_US
dc.title Do Mediterranean Fruit Flies Lek? Does It Matter? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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