Ecological Entomology

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Edited By: Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Francis Gilbert and Bernard D. Roitberg

Impact Factor: 1.687

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 23/94 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2311

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

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Volume 42 Issue 1

High rates of extra-pair paternity in a socially monogamous beetle with biparental care
Jacqueline R. Dillard

In arthropods, biparental care is rare but has evolved on a number of occasions, most often in association with defensible nests. What conditions might favour males contributing to the care of offspring? One could posit that such male behaviour more readily evolves when paternity is assured i.e. cuckolding is rare. Dillard employed genotyping-by-sequencing and behavioral observations to study biparental care in socially-monogamous passalid beetles, in galleries, in rotting logs. Interestingly, extra-pair paternity was common. One explanation for male care despite this female passalid promiscuity is that resource processing, a major form of care, is cheap and shareable among offspring and thus might provide net benefit to males. Like most good studies, this one generated more questions than answers.

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