Differences in caste dimorphism among three hornet species (Hymenoptera: Vespidae): forewing size, shape and allometry.

Abstract

Caste shape dimorphism (CShD) has previously been studied in wasps through comparison of different body parts, originating from different imaginal discs. Using geometric morphometrics with a new protocol for measuring wings of pinned specimens from natural history collections, we tested CShD of three hornet species in an organ developed from a single… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02527.x

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