Larval nutritional environment determines adult size in Japanese horned beetles Allomyrina dichotoma

@article{Karino2004LarvalNE,
  title={Larval nutritional environment determines adult size in Japanese horned beetles Allomyrina dichotoma},
  author={Kenji Karino and Natsuki Seki and Mutsumi Chiba},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={663-668}
}
The effects of larval nutrition and parental size on offspring horn (male) and body size (male and female) were examined in the Japanese horned beetle Allomyrina dichotoma L. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Offspring-parent regressions for both horn size and body size of males show no heritable effect, and the magnitudes of these traits were primarily determined by the larval nutritional condition. Male Allomyrina dichotoma also displayed dimorphic horn size-body size allometry, that is, larger… CONTINUE READING

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