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For Gunnison's and white-tailed prairie dogs, however, polyandrous females were less likely than monandrous females to survive until the next mating season.
The total absence of small mature male Hawaiian grouper, despite the large number of sample fish collected in all seasons, over multiple years, and throughout much of its geographic distribution, further indicates that it is most likely monandrous.
egg laying time constraint is true, then tulip tree moths should be monandrous.
Females designated monandrous were allowed to call normally, but left inside the porch.
On the other hand, if females are primarily monandrous, males will fertilize most or all of the eggs of each female they copulate with.
All of the above experiments indicate that polyandrous females have a higher expected nutrient income as adults compared to females in monandrous species, and that females may seek male-donated nutrients as a way to supplement larval reserves.
Because breakdown of thorax material covaries with age in at least three monandrous nectar-feeding butterflies (Karlsson 1994; Norberg and Leimar, unpublished data), a possible scenario might be that male material increases longevity, and that continued breakdown of thorax resources is a consequence of the longer life span [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].
Thus, even in monandrous species for which the Wiklund-Fagerstrom model is robust, mate competition is not the sole cause of protandry.
camptozonale females are likely to be functionally monandrous under field conditions.
camptozonale females are likely to be functionally monandrous under field conditions, because mating frequencies observed under field conditions tend to be lower than those observed in the lab (Sadek 2001).
For example, Gomendio and Roldan (1991) found that polyandrous species of both rodents and primates have longer sperm than their monandrous counterparts (see also Dixson 1993).
Given that males have limited ability to replace nutrients needed for ejaculate production as adults, and that the expected number of matings by males correlates with degree of polyandry, males in polyandrous species should be selected for increased LRP compared to males in monandrous species (Boggs 1981a).
All dulotic species of the genus Epimyrma are probably monandrous and all, except one, are strictly monogynous.