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The first strategy is clearly a mating effort on the part of the male; an effort which, though not as obvious as in K.
Mating effort function of the spermatophore in the bushcricket Poecilimon veluchianus (Orthoptera, Phaneropteridae): support from a comparison of the mating behaviour of two subspecies.
During filming, six categories of behaviors were noted: mating effort, mating, grappling, feeding, walking, and motionless.
Males of many species invest a considerable portion of their reproductive effort into parental care, and therefore less into mating effort (Low 1978).