Do the benefits of polyandry scale with outbreeding?

My latest paper is available though advanced access in Behavioral Ecology. Sadly my beautiful diagrams are relegated to the supplementary materials so I will instead put them here in all their colorful glory!

Diagram showing the design of experiment 1. Females (on the left) were paired twice with either one or two males from one of the four treatments. Red bugs indicate Lygaeus equestris while yellowbugs indicate Lygaeus simulans.
Diagram showing the design of experiment 1. Females (on the left) were paired twice with either one or two males from one of the four treatments. Red bugs indicate Lygaeus equestris while yellow bugs indicate Lygaeus simulans.
Diagram showing the design of experiments 2 and 3. Females (on the left) were paired with two males according to the four treatments. Red bugs indicate Lygaeus equestris while yellow bugs indicate Lygaeus simulans. The brush indicated that males were washed with hexane prior to being introduced to the female.
Diagram showing the design of experiments 2 and 3. Females (on the left) were paired with two males according to the four treatments. Red bugs indicate Lygaeus equestris while yellow bugs indicate Lygaeus simulans. The brush indicated that males were washed with hexane prior to being introduced to the female.
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I used to be BugPhD, but I finished and moved on to insects new.

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