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Monogamy to communal breeding: exploitation of a broad resource base by burying beetles (Nicrophorus)
Nicrophorus pustulatus appears to be unique among NicroPHorus in that it can raise nearly 200 young on larger carcasses and hypothesize that this breeding system is facultatively quasisocial. Expand
Reproductive Benefits and the Duration of Paternal Care in a Biparental Burying Beetle, Necrophorus Orbicollis
A monogamous pair of burying beetles (Necrophorus spp.) prepares a vertebrate carcass as a food source for their young and then protects the carcass and young from aggressive congeners. It wasExpand
Interference competition among burying beetles (Silphidae, Nicrophorus)
Abstract. 1. This study investigated the impact of intraspecific and interspecific competition on the reproductive success of a biparental burying beetle, Nicrophorus defodiens Mannerheim.
Interspecific competition, brood parasitism and the evolution of biparental cooperation in burying beetles
The ability of single females and pairs of burying beetles (Nicrophorus spp.) to secure and prepare carrion resources for their brood when matched against two very different types of competitors is examined. Expand
Patterns of parental care in invertebrates
The tremendous diversity of social behaviour among the invertebrates is an asset and a challenge. There is richness in both the number of phylogenetic lineages that have evolved extended parentalExpand
Reproductive success, phenology and biogeography of burying beetles (Silphidae, Nicrophorus).
Compared with earlier studies in northern habitats of North America, burying beetles are less abundant, less diverse and not as successful in southeastern woodlands. Expand
Rapid elevation of juvenile hormone titer during behavioral assessment of the breeding resource by the burying beetle, Nicrophorus orbicollis
The results suggest that the rapid JH surge in female burying beetles is triggered by information obtained during behavioral assessment of a breeding resource, and not by mating or feeding cues, and suggests a role for JH in co-ordinating reproduction in a temporally and spatially unpredictable environment. Expand
Reproductive benefits of infanticide in a biparental burying beetle Nicrophorus orbicollis
  • S. Trumbo
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 1 October 1990
Single females and pairs of Nicrophorus orbicollis Say were established as residents on carcasses to investigate interactions with intruders under natural conditions and demonstrated that male and female intruders obtained reproductive benefits from infanticide. Expand
Parental Care in Invertebrates
This approach is taken to demonstrate that mechanistic studies of invertebrate parental behavior will provide insight as well as experimental tools for ecologists, to fill gaps in the coverage of inverTEbrates, and to reveal the potential for the use of inverter models in tests of parental care theory. Expand
Division of labor between undertaker specialists and other middle-aged workers in honey bee colonies
The results suggest that undertakers and guards may be slightly developmentally advanced compared to food storers and wax workers, and there was evidence for lifetime differences in behavioral preferences which could not be explained by differences in adult development. Expand