Contest behaviour of maize weevil larvae when competing within seeds

@article{Guedes2010ContestBO,
  title={Contest behaviour of maize weevil larvae when competing within seeds},
  author={Nelsa Maria Pinho Guedes and Raul Narciso Carvalho Guedes and James F. Campbell and James E. Throne},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2010},
  volume={79},
  pages={281-289}
}
  • Nelsa Maria Pinho Guedes, Raul Narciso Carvalho Guedes, +1 author James E. Throne
  • Published in Animal Behaviour 2010
  • Biology
  • Highlight Information
    Food limitation induces severe competition for obligate seed-feeding insect larvae that are unable to leave the seed selected by their mother. [...] Key Result Neither strain showed a reduction in body mass with increased competition, and they had similar optimal egg densities (two eggs per seed). There was a hump in the larval fitness curve suggesting a scramble competition, but this conclusion is compromised because the optimum egg density was small (two eggs per seed).Expand Abstract

    Create an AI-powered research feed to stay up to date with new papers like this posted to ArXiv

    Figures and Tables from this paper.

    Citations

    Publications citing this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 CITATIONS

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 70 REFERENCES

    SAS/STAT User’s Guide

    • SAS Institute
    • Version 8. Cary, North Carolina: SAS Institute.
    • 2002
    VIEW 3 EXCERPTS
    HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

    TableCurve 2D User’s Guide

    • SPSS
    • Chicago: SPSS.
    • 2000
    VIEW 3 EXCERPTS
    HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

    Oviposition, ovicide and larval competition in granivorous insects. In: Behavioural Ecology: Ecological Consequences of Adaptative Behaviour (Ed

    • R. H. Smith, C. M. Lessells
    • 1985
    VIEW 11 EXCERPTS
    HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

    An individual-based model for competingDrosophila populations

    VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
    HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL