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Egg size and reproductive allocation in eusocial thrips

Kranz, Brenda D

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Reproductive allocation, in terms of fecundity and egg size, has been given little consideration in eusocial societies. To begin to address this, absolute and body size-adjusted egg volumes were compared, along with fecundity, between the foundress and her subfertile soldier offspring in the eusocial, gall-inducing thrips, Kladothrips hamiltoni, Kladothrips waterhousei, and Kladothrips habrus, and a congeneric, Kladothrips morrisi, with fully fecund soldiers. Soldiers produced significantly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81639
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ari053

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