High mating rates leads to social insecurity for male beetles

Published on: 14 April 2015

Dr Nick Royle, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology, joins the Natural Selection podcast team to discuss why his vermillion striped burying beetles enjoy changing their behaviours so much, especially when it has to do with sex.

Dr Royle discusses the mating and parenting techniques of the carcass burying beetle; he also talks about how the male beetle changes its behaviours depending on the size of their rivals.

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