Size variation and egg laying performance in Plebeia remota queens ( Hymenoptera , Apidae , Meliponini ) * , * *

@inproceedings{MrciadeFtima2006SizeVA,
  title={Size variation and egg laying performance in Plebeia remota queens ( Hymenoptera , Apidae , Meliponini ) * , * *},
  author={R M{\'a}rciadeF{\'a}tima and S P{\'e}rsiodeSouza and - F and I VeraL{\'u}cia},
  year={2006}
}
  • R MárciadeFátima, S PérsiodeSouza, +1 author I VeraLúcia
  • Published 2006
Stingless bees may produce both large queens and "miniature" queens, but the adaptive significance of this is uncertain. Using biometry and statistical analysis we determined the proportion of miniature queens in Plebeia remota that were either mated (14%) or virgin (45%). Mated queens were mostly normalsized which indicated that they were more successful… CONTINUE READING