Parental investment and offspring sex ratio in a solitary bee,Anthidium septemspinosum lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

@article{Sugiura2006ParentalIA,
  title={Parental investment and offspring sex ratio in a solitary bee,Anthidium septemspinosum lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)},
  author={Naoto Sugiura},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={131-139}
}
Anthidium septemspinosum is a solitary, tube-nesting bee. Studies onA. septemspinosum were made to investigate how offspring sex ratios were influenced by maternal conditions. Males were generally larger than females, indicating that parental investment between sexes differed. Body size was related to male mating success, but was not related to nesting success of females. Large and young mother bees, who had more ability to invest, invested more in male offspring while small and old mothers… CONTINUE READING

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