The body size of the oil-collecting bee Tetrapedia diversipes (Apidae)

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Pinto da Silva, Carlos; Silva, Adriana; Duran Cordeiro, Guaraci; Alves dos Santos, Isabel;
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3897/JHR.47.4837
  • Subject: Tetrapedia | cell provisions | MORFOMETRIA | Solitary bee | Arthropoda | morphometry | ABELHAS | Tetrapedia diversipesAnimalia | Animalia | APIDAE | parental investment | trap nest | POLINIZAÇÃO | Solitary bee morphometry cell provisions parental investment trap nest | Hymenoptera | MORFOLOGIA ANIMAL | Insecta | Apoidea
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The body size of bees can affect their fitness in many ways. There is an indirect relationship between the size of the mother and the size of her progeny. This is so because large mothers use larger nests and brood cells and have higher foraging capacity than small moth... View more