Female production within the gall and male production on leaves by individual alates of a social aphid

Abstract

The social aphid Astegopteryx spinocephala forms a banana-bunch shaped gall, consisting of several subgalls, on Styrax benzoides in northern Thailand. The aphid’s life cycle is non-host alternating. Alates (sexuparae) containing both male and female embryos appear near the end of the dry season, when many sexuals and eggs are found in subgalls guarded by… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-007-0955-4

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