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The Social biology of wasps

Author: Kenneth G Ross; Robert W Matthews
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this edited collection, 17 internationally known authorities bring together the results of recent research on the natural history, ecology, behavior, morphology, and genetics of wasps as they  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Social biology of wasps.
Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 1991
(OCoLC)761196334
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth G Ross; Robert W Matthews
ISBN: 0801420350 9780801420351 0801499062 9780801499067
OCLC Number: 22184337
Description: xvii, 678 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Mary Jane West-Eberhard --
PART I: THE SOCIAL BIOLOGY OF THE VESPIDAE: Phylogenetic relationships and the origin of social behavior in the Vespidae / James M. Carpenter --
The soliditary and presocial Vespidae / David P. Cowan --
The Stenogastrinae / Stefano Turillazzi --
Polistes / Hudson K. Reeve --
Belonogaster, Mischocyttarus, Parapolybia, and independent-founding Ropalidia / Raghavendra Gadagkar --
The swarm-founding Polistinae / Robert L. Jeanne --
Vespa and Provespa / Makoto Matsuura --
Dolichovespula and Vespula / Albert Greene --
PART II: SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE SOCIAL BIOLOGY OF WASPS: Reproductive competition during the colony establishment / Peter-Frank Roseler --
Evolution of queen number and queen control / J. Philip Spradbery --
Polyethism / Robert L. Jeanne --
Nourishment and the evolution of social Vespidae / James H. Hunt --
Population genetic structure, relatedness, and breeding systems / Kenneth G. Ross and James M. Carpenter --
Evolution of nest architecture / John W. Wenzel --
The nest as the locus of social life / Christopher K. Starr --
The function and evolution of exocrine glands / Holly A. Downing --
Evolution of social behavior in sphecid Wasps / Robert W. Matthews.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth G. Ross, Robert W. Matthews.
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