“Egg dumping” in lace bugs (Gargaphia solani, Hemiptera: Tingidae)

@article{Tallamy2004EggDI,
  title={“Egg dumping” in lace bugs (Gargaphia solani, Hemiptera: Tingidae)},
  author={Douglas W. Tallamy},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={357-362}
}
Data are presented which document that females of the subsocial lace bug, Gargaphia solani lay eggs in the nests of conspecifics whenever the opportunity arises. Because of an inverse relationship between time invested in maternal care and fecundity, maternal behavior in G. solani is an ecologically expensive trait that is adaptive only in the face of heavy predation on eggs and nymphs. By facultatively utilizing the maternal defensive behavior of conspecifics, it is possible for egg donors to… CONTINUE READING

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