Table 1 Ordinal phenotypes for male mating progression
DescriptionOriginal ScoreCondensed ScoreDescription
Male is not moving and not in close proximity to female1AMale not engaged with female
Male is moving but not engaging with female2
Male is orienting in a semicircle around female3BMale is in close proximity to female, is pursuing her
Male is pursuing female4
Male has wing extended at a 90° angle in rapid vibration5CMale has wing extended at a 90° angle in rapid vibration
Male is positioned behind female and proboscis is on her genitals6DMale is positioned behind female and proboscis is on her genitals
Male is behind female with abdomen in a “c” curve to initiate copulation7EMale attempts or has succeeded in copulating
Male and female are copulating8