Kranz, Brenda D
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]
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