Queen/worker size dimorphism in an oriental polistine wasp,Ropalidia montana Carl (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

@article{Yamane2005QueenworkerSD,
  title={Queen/worker size dimorphism in an oriental polistine wasp,Ropalidia montana Carl (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)},
  author={Sk. Yamane and Jun-ichi Kojima},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={416-422}
}
Queen/worker dimorphism is distinct inRopalidia montana. The body size differs significantly between the castes in seven parts measured: Head width, width of mesonotum, alitrunk length, widths and lengths of first and second gastral tergites. There is no size overlap between queens and workers with respect to the width of first gastral tergite and the length of second gastral tergite. Queen/worker ratio of alitrunk length is 1.14. Allometric growth in this species seems to be monophasic. Le… CONTINUE READING

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