Variation in Population Sex Ratio and Mating Success of Asexual Lineages of Alsophila pometaria (Lepidoptera:Geometridae)

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Harshman, Lawrence G.; Futuyma, Douglas J.
Entomology; Genetics
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Populations of Alsophila pometaria (Harris) are largely gynogenetic and composed of asexual females that must mate with a conspecific male to reproduce. Within this asexual contingent, there are a variety of electrophoretically defined multilocus genotypes. In this study we found that populations differ in sex ratio. We also found that there is an indication of differential mating success among asexual genotypes in a population of A. pometaria.