Male mate size preference in Teleopsis dalmanni
These data are the recorded outcomes of binary male choice experiments. Teleopsis dalmanni males were able to choose to mate with either a large or a small female. Individuals were taken from laboratory stock populations. Also included is information on male genotype indicating if he is a carrier of a sex-ratio distorting or nondistorting X chromosome, and a calculation of male preference. The second dataset additionally contains measures of male eyespan and thorax length obtained by measuring images.
Publication date: 2021-03-19
Provenance & quality
All data were generated by the authors. Mating observations were standardised by only admitting mating behaviour that lasted longer than a pre-determined amount of time.
Dr. Sam Finnegan
University College Londonsam.firstname.lastname@example.org