Life history of Kladothrips ellobus and Oncothrips rodwayi: insight into the origin and loss of soldiers in gall‐inducing thrips

@article{Kranz2002LifeHO,
  title={Life history of Kladothrips ellobus and Oncothrips rodwayi: insight into the origin and loss of soldiers in gall‐inducing thrips},
  author={Brenda D. Kranz and Michael P. Schwarz and David C. Morris and Bernard J. Crespi},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={2002},
  volume={27}
}
1. The evolution of eusociality in Australian gall‐inducing thrips cannot be understood without comparisons among closely related solitary species. The life history of two solitary, gall‐inducing thrips, Kladothrips ellobus and Oncothrips rodwayi, was investigated, and data for solitary and eusocial species from previous studies were re‐analysed. Kladothrips ellobus is in a clade that is closely related to the eusocial species. Oncothrips rodwayi is in the same clade as the eusocial species and… 

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