Results for the three mating behaviour traits assessed: (1) proportion mated, (2) total number of mounts, and (3) time to first mount. The dots and boxplots show results for each individual experimental line (nr 2, 7 and 8, from left to right). Results for males are shown on the left, results for females on the right. White symbols represent the large populations, grey symbols represent small populations. To improve presentation, boxplot outliers are not shown (they were included in the analyses). In males, interactions between population size and coevolution treatment were present for all traits. Overall, coevolved females appear to be less attractive to tester males. However, this did not result in fewer matings in assays involving coevolved females.
Kerstes et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:29 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-29