Early male production in a subtropical paper waspRopalidia fasciata (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

@article{It2005EarlyMP,
  title={Early male production in a subtropical paper waspRopalidia fasciata (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)},
  author={Yosiaki It{\^o} and Sk. Yamane},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={32},
  pages={403-410}
}
In Okinawa,Ropalidia fasciata males emerge at all stages of the colony cycle and they can inseminate first brood females. These first brood females can found their own nests, lay female-destined eggs on these, or work for their natal colonies. This flexible reproductive strategy ofR. fasciata is considered to be adaptive under environmental conditions where most of colonies are destroyed by typhoons, ant predation and parasitism. BeiRopalidia fasciata auf Okinawa entstehen die adulten Männchen… CONTINUE READING

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