Male courtship display is common in many animals; in some cases, males engage in courtship indiscriminately, spending significant time and energy courting heterospecifics with whom they have no chance of mating or producing viable offspring. Due to high costs and few if any benefits, we might expect mechanisms to evolve to reduce such misdirected courtship (or ‘reproductive interference’).
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Taylor, L. A., Powell, E. C., & Mcgraw, K. J. (2017). Frequent misdirected courtship in a natural community of colorful Habronattus jumping spiders. Plos One, 12(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173156