volume 165, issue 1, P1-8 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12625
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Douglass H. Morse

Abstract: Abstract Young unable to move freely depend on their parents to place them in sites with superior resources or protection from unfavorable factors. The preference‐performance hypothesis holds that females should oviposit on sites that maximize the performance of their offspring. Shelters may provide their inhabitants with superior food resources, protection from enemies, and ameliorated physical factors. Accordingly, one might predict that females would prefer shelters to alternatives, since they might provid…

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