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Table 2 Protandry across bushcricket species

From: Weighing costs and benefits of mating in bushcrickets (Insecta: Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), with an emphasis on nuptial gifts, protandry and mate density

Species Length of Ref. Protandry Sample size Origin of individuals Ref. Sperm Ref.
  adult season   [days] (males, females)    competition  
Decticus verrucivorus 3-4 months [64] ≤ 10 days 115, 106 ex nymphs, lab reared [142] sperm mixing [148]
Poecilimon aegaeus 4 weeks * 0.6 days 32, 21 ex nymphs, lab reared * last male precedence [144, 145]
Poecilimon ampliatus 4-6 weeks * 1.3 days 150, 63 ex nymphs, lab reared * last male precedence [144, 145]
Poecilimon mariannae 4 weeks [89] 3 days 25-57, 32-85 field samples ** last male precedence [144, 145]
Requena verticalis 10 weeks [143] 35 days 14-21, 2-14 field samples [143] first male precedence [146]
  1. The difference, measured in days, between the mean appearance (50%) of mature males and females from lab reared or field collected specimens.
  2. *Lehmann unpublished, data on file, **this article Figure3.