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Provedor de dados:  Rev. Bras. entomol.
País:  Brazil
Título:  Morphological studies on castes of Protopolybia chartergoides (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Epiponini) observed in colonies during male production stage
Autores:  Felippotti,Giovanna Tocchini
Noll,Fernando Barbosa
Data:  2007-12-01
Ano:  2007
Palavras-chave:  Caste differentiation
Social wasps
Resumo:  Social wasps are important for the study of social behavior evolution because their colonies present different degrees of caste differentiation, from morphologically similar to highly conspicuous, associated with the occasional presence of intermediate females, which bears developed ovaries but no insemination. In the Polistinae, depending on the taxon, such differentiation can be discreet or conspicuous. This work intended to study morphological and physiological differences between castes in Protopolybia chartergoides by using morphometric analyses associated with multivariate statistical analyses and physiological evaluations from females' ovarian development. Results evidence low morphological and physiological differences among the castes in P. chartergoides, indicating three groups of females: queens, workers and intermediates. In this way, it was possible to suggest that Protopolybia chartergoides presents post-imaginal caste differentiation (or a very subtle form of pre-imaginal determination).
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  Sociedade Brasileira De Entomologia
Relação:  10.1590/S0085-56262007000400015
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Revista Brasileira de Entomologia v.51 n.4 2007
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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