Effect of food availability on larval cannibalism by foundresses of the paper wasp Polistes chinensis antennalis

@article{Kud2011EffectOF,
  title={Effect of food availability on larval cannibalism by foundresses of the paper wasp Polistes chinensis antennalis},
  author={K. Kud{\^o} and A. Shirai},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2011},
  volume={59},
  pages={279-284}
}
Cannibalism is a behavioral trait seen in a number of species and can be favored when the fitness gain outweighs the cost. In social wasps, field studies have suggested that food limitation causes larval cannibalism as a compensation of a meal for adult wasp and/or earlier production of the first workers, but experimental studies for the effect of food availability on larval cannibalism have been very scarce. Hence we examined whether Polistes chinensis antennalis foundresses exhibit a higher… Expand

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