Environmental influences on male production and social structure inHalictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)

  title={Environmental influences on male production and social structure inHalictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)},
  author={D. Yanega},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  • D. Yanega
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
  • SummarySeveral years' observations of population of a primitively social halictine bee,Halictus rubicundus, revealed the following: (1) there is a correlation between ambient temperatures during the spring provisioning phase and the sex ratio of the resulting brood, such that warmer temperatures are associated with an increase in male bias; (2) over the course of the season, the degree of male bias of eggs laid appears to correspond with photoperiod; and (3) increasing male bias in the first… CONTINUE READING

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