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Differences in metabolic rate and evaporative water loss associated with sexual dimorphism in thynnine wasps

Tomlinson, S.; Phillips, Ryan


Species with sexual dimorphism provide powerful study systems for understanding adaptation to different lifestyles as it removes the potentially confounding effects of phylogeny. Thynnine wasps have a stark sexual dimorphism where males fly patrols in search of the flightless, predominantly fossorial females with which to mate. Using flow-through respirometry, we tested the prediction that the highly active males of the thynnine wasp Zaspilothynnus nigripes would have high metabolic rates...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Insect Physiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.04.011


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