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P-ISSN: 2708-0013, E-ISSN: 2708-0021

Acta Entomology and Zoology

2022, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Mating frequencies of sympatric red millipedes differ across substrate due to absolute abundances


Author(s): Mark Cooper

Abstract: Relative mating frequencies were assessed in sympatric red millipedes of the genus Centrobolus across the ground and tree substrata. There was a significant absolute difference between mating frequencies of C. anulatus and C. inscriptus (Z-score=1.65, n=2, 2, p<0.05). There was a significant relative difference between mating frequencies of C. anulatus and C. inscriptus (Z-score=1.65, n=2, 2, p<0.05) of these two species. There was a relative difference between mating frequencies on the ground (0.00; 0.04) compared with mating frequencies in the trees (0.03; 0.08) (Z-score=1.79, n=2, 2, p=0.04). Mating frequencies were correlated with absolute abundances (r=0.96, Z score=1.91, n=4, p=0.03). Male and female mating frequencies were positively related to absolute abundances (r=0.66, Z score=2.88, n=16, p<0.01).

DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2022.v3.i1a.62

Pages: 34-39 | Views: 36 | Downloads: 18

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Mark Cooper. Mating frequencies of sympatric red millipedes differ across substrate due to absolute abundances. Acta Entomol Zool 2022;3(1):34-39. DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2022.v3.i1a.62


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