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Social polymorphism and social behaviour in sweat bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)

Davison, Paul James;
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  • Published: 04 Apr 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
I use field observations, experiments and molecular techniques to describe the social biology of the sweat bee Lasioglossum calceatum, and to investigate the mechanisms underlying social polymorphism and body size in this species. I also investigate environmental constraints on sociality, and the impact that workers have on productivity, in the obligate social species L. malachurum.\ud \ud Chapter 1 introduces sweat bees as a study system, and reviews social behaviour within the group. I then provide concise introductions to the study species.\ud \ud In Chapter 2 I show that L. calceatum exhibits latitudinal social polymorphism in the UK, with only bees in the s...
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Miyanaga, R., Maeta, Y., & Sakagami, S. F. (1999). Geographical variation of sociality and size-linked color patterns in Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) apristum (Vachal) in Japan (Hymenoptera, Halictidae). Insectes Sociaux, 46, 224-232.

Mousseau, T. A. (1997). Ectotherms follow the converse to Bergmann's rule. Evolution, 51, 630-632. [OpenAIRE]

Mousseau, T. A., Roff, D. A. (1989). Adaptation to seasonality in a cricket: patterns of phenotypic and genotypic variation in body size and diapause expression along a cline in season length. Evolution, 43, 1483-1496. [OpenAIRE]

Mueller, U. G. (1991). Haplodiploidy and the evolution of facultative sex ratios in a primitively eusocial bee. Science, 254, 442-444.

Mueller, U. G., Eickwort, G. C., & Aquadro, C. F. (1994). DNA fingerprinting analysis of parent-offspring conflict in a bee. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America-Biological Sciences, 91, 5143-5147. [OpenAIRE]

Müller, A. (1996). Convergent evolution of morphological specializations in Central European bee and honey wasp species as an adaptation to the uptake of pollen from nototribic flowers (Hymenoptera, Apoidea and Masaridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 57, 235-252.

Murren, C. J., Auld, J. R., Callahan, H., Ghalambor, C. K., Handelsman, C. A., Heskel, M. A., Kingslover, H. J., Masel, J., Maughan, H., et al. (2015). Constraints on the evolution of phenotypic plasticity: limits and costs of phenotype and plasticity. Heredity, 115, 293- 301. [OpenAIRE]

Nonacs, P. (1991). Alloparental care and eusocial evolution: the limits of Queller's head-start advantage. Oikos, 61, 122-125.

Nui, Z-Q., Wu, Y-R., & Huang, D-W. (2005). A taxonomic study on the four genera of the subfamily Rophitinae from China (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 53, 47-58.

Nygren, G. H., Bergström, A., & Nylin, S. (2008). Latitudinal body size clines in the butterfly Polyommatus icarus are shaped by gene-environment interactions. Journal Insect Science, 8, 47.

Nylin, S., & Gotthard, K. (1998). Plasticity in life-history traits. Annual Review of Entomology, 43, 63-83. [OpenAIRE]

Nylin, S., & Svärd, L. (1991). Latitudinal patterns in the size of European butterflies. Holarctic Ecology, 14, 192-202. [OpenAIRE]

O'Neill, K. M. (2001). Solitary Wasps: Behaviour and Natural History. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Packer, L. (1983). The nesting biology and social organization of Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) laticeps (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) in England. Insectes Sociaux, 30, 367-375.

Packer, L. (1990). Solitary and eusocial nests in a population of Augochlorella striata (provancher) (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) at the northern edge of its range. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 27, 339-344.

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Abstract
I use field observations, experiments and molecular techniques to describe the social biology of the sweat bee Lasioglossum calceatum, and to investigate the mechanisms underlying social polymorphism and body size in this species. I also investigate environmental constraints on sociality, and the impact that workers have on productivity, in the obligate social species L. malachurum.\ud \ud Chapter 1 introduces sweat bees as a study system, and reviews social behaviour within the group. I then provide concise introductions to the study species.\ud \ud In Chapter 2 I show that L. calceatum exhibits latitudinal social polymorphism in the UK, with only bees in the s...
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free text keywords: QL0568.A6
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158 references, page 1 of 11

Miyanaga, R., Maeta, Y., & Sakagami, S. F. (1999). Geographical variation of sociality and size-linked color patterns in Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) apristum (Vachal) in Japan (Hymenoptera, Halictidae). Insectes Sociaux, 46, 224-232.

Mousseau, T. A. (1997). Ectotherms follow the converse to Bergmann's rule. Evolution, 51, 630-632. [OpenAIRE]

Mousseau, T. A., Roff, D. A. (1989). Adaptation to seasonality in a cricket: patterns of phenotypic and genotypic variation in body size and diapause expression along a cline in season length. Evolution, 43, 1483-1496. [OpenAIRE]

Mueller, U. G. (1991). Haplodiploidy and the evolution of facultative sex ratios in a primitively eusocial bee. Science, 254, 442-444.

Mueller, U. G., Eickwort, G. C., & Aquadro, C. F. (1994). DNA fingerprinting analysis of parent-offspring conflict in a bee. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America-Biological Sciences, 91, 5143-5147. [OpenAIRE]

Müller, A. (1996). Convergent evolution of morphological specializations in Central European bee and honey wasp species as an adaptation to the uptake of pollen from nototribic flowers (Hymenoptera, Apoidea and Masaridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 57, 235-252.

Murren, C. J., Auld, J. R., Callahan, H., Ghalambor, C. K., Handelsman, C. A., Heskel, M. A., Kingslover, H. J., Masel, J., Maughan, H., et al. (2015). Constraints on the evolution of phenotypic plasticity: limits and costs of phenotype and plasticity. Heredity, 115, 293- 301. [OpenAIRE]

Nonacs, P. (1991). Alloparental care and eusocial evolution: the limits of Queller's head-start advantage. Oikos, 61, 122-125.

Nui, Z-Q., Wu, Y-R., & Huang, D-W. (2005). A taxonomic study on the four genera of the subfamily Rophitinae from China (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 53, 47-58.

Nygren, G. H., Bergström, A., & Nylin, S. (2008). Latitudinal body size clines in the butterfly Polyommatus icarus are shaped by gene-environment interactions. Journal Insect Science, 8, 47.

Nylin, S., & Gotthard, K. (1998). Plasticity in life-history traits. Annual Review of Entomology, 43, 63-83. [OpenAIRE]

Nylin, S., & Svärd, L. (1991). Latitudinal patterns in the size of European butterflies. Holarctic Ecology, 14, 192-202. [OpenAIRE]

O'Neill, K. M. (2001). Solitary Wasps: Behaviour and Natural History. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Packer, L. (1983). The nesting biology and social organization of Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) laticeps (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) in England. Insectes Sociaux, 30, 367-375.

Packer, L. (1990). Solitary and eusocial nests in a population of Augochlorella striata (provancher) (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) at the northern edge of its range. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 27, 339-344.

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