Skip to main content

Functional equivalence of grasping cerci and nuptial food gifts in promoting ejaculate transfer in katydids (2014)
Journal Article
Vahed, K., Gilbert, J. D. J., Weissman, D. B., & Barrientos-Lozano, L. (2014). Functional equivalence of grasping cerci and nuptial food gifts in promoting ejaculate transfer in katydids. Evolution, 68(7), 2052-2065. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12421

The function of nuptial gifts has generated longstanding debate. Nuptial gifts consumed during ejaculate transfer may allow males to transfer more ejaculate than is optimal for females. However, gifts may simultaneously represent male investment in o... Read More about Functional equivalence of grasping cerci and nuptial food gifts in promoting ejaculate transfer in katydids.