North American cicada male of the genus Magicicada sing depending on the species at different times of the day and attract the females of the corresponding species. The species are very similar, but when crossing they have sterile (infertile) offspring. In the species M. tredecim the time of the song is determined by the gene locus EARLYBIRD in an intermediate inheritance: The allele EARLYBIRD leads in the homozygous state to morning singing, the allele earlybird leads in the homozygous state to evening singing, heterozygotes sing at noon.
How does the frequency of the earlybird allele in the species M. tredecim change when the number of females of M. tredecassini increases? Does it increase, decrease, or does it remain the same?
I think it would not change the frequency of the earlybird allele, because they don't have a evolutionary advantage. But maybe it could also decrease the frequency, because infertile descendants sounds like a disadvantage? But I'm totally not sure and can't provide a real 'biological' reason since my thoughts are more like intuition.