Doctor of Philosophy
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences
Sex is widespread throughout the animal kingdom and has undoubtedly played a crucial role in shaping the exceptional diversity of life on Earth. This must be particularly true in the insects, which are the most diverse group of animals and exhibit an astounding array of sexual adaptations. Despite this, sexual behaviour has been studied in less than 1% of species, and our understanding of the role that sexual selection has played in insect speciation is limited.
Butterworth, Nathan, Love at first flight: an investigation of the chemical and visual cues that mediate mate recognition in blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Doctor of Philosophy thesis, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences, University of Wollongong, 2020. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/850
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