GREGARIOUS NESTING OF THE MASON BEE HOPLITIS ANTHOCOPOIDES AND THE EVOLUTION OF PARASITISM AND SOCIALITY AMONG MEGACHILID BEES

@article{Eickwort1975GREGARIOUSNO,
  title={GREGARIOUS NESTING OF THE MASON BEE HOPLITIS ANTHOCOPOIDES AND THE EVOLUTION OF PARASITISM AND SOCIALITY AMONG MEGACHILID BEES},
  author={G. C. Eickwort},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1975},
  volume={29}
}
As E. 0. Wilson (1971) has shown in his modern classic "The Insect Societies," social insects are among the great achievements of organic evolution. Recent attempts to provide a theoretical basis for the evolution of insect sociality (e.g., Hamilton, 1964, 1972; Lin and Michener, 1972; Wilson, 1971) have relied heavily upon the bees (Apoidea), among which sociality has arisen repeatedly and all intermediate stages of social behavior occur (Michener, 1969). A second interesting evolutionary… Expand
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