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Data from: Leader preference in Neoconocephalus ensiger katydids: a female preference for a non-heritable male trait

Citation

Murphy, Megan A.; Gerhardt, Howard C.; Schul, Johannes (2017), Data from: Leader preference in Neoconocephalus ensiger katydids: a female preference for a non-heritable male trait, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.9507b

Abstract

Leader preferences, which result in greater mating success of males that produce their signals just ahead of those of their neighbors, are common in acoustically communicating insects and anurans (e.g. Whitney and Krebs 1975, Greenfield and Roizen 1993, Grafe 1996, Römer et al. 1997, Greenfield et al. 2004). These preferences are unusual in that they do not act on a property of the male signal itself but rather on its timing relative to that of other males (Snedden and Greenfield 1998), making the relationship between female preferences and male signal traits particularly complex. Leader preferences have been studied from several perspectives: their strength, their effect on male interactions, and their evolutionary origins (e.g. Greenfield and Roizen 1993, Grafe 1999, Römer et al. 2002, Hartbauer et al. 2006, Richardson et al. 2008, Hartbauer 2014, Party et al. 2014, Party et al. 2015).

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Funding

National Science Foundation, Award: IOS-1146878