Date of Award
Master of Science
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Caged wasps of Euodynerus foraminatus were given a choice of a sibling or a nonsibling for mates. Two types of experiments were conducted: female choice and male choice. For female choice experiments one female, a sibling male, and an unrelated male were introduced into an observation cage. For male choice experiments one male, a sibling female, and an unrelated female were introduced into an observation cage. Females preferred to mate with siblings, but males mated randomly with regard to family relationship.
Chambegga, Omoury A., "Mate Choice: Investigation of Mating Preference for Siblings Versus Nonsiblings in the Solitary Vespid Wasp Euodynerus Foraminatus" (1992). Masters Theses. 892.