Phylogenetic Implications of Grooming Behavior in Cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria)

@article{Smith1985PhylogeneticIO,
  title={Phylogenetic Implications of Grooming Behavior in Cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria)},
  author={Bonnie J. Smith and B. D. Valentine},
  journal={Psyche},
  year={1985},
  volume={92},
  pages={369-385}
}
The use of behavioral data for the investigation and delineation of evolutionary relationships has been increasingly heuristic (Evans, 1952; Speith, 1952; Alexander, 1962; etc.). In insects, grooming behavior seems particularly useful because it is a widespread and prominent part of their behavioral repertory. Comparative studies of several orders have been based on grooming behavior (Szymanski, 1918; Heinz, 1949; Gangwere, 1958; Jander, 1966; Farish, 1972; Valentine, 1973; Valentine and… Expand

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