Corpus ID: 91339617

The Life Cycle and Behavior of the Primitively Social Bee, Lasioglossum Zephyrum (Halictidae)

  title={The Life Cycle and Behavior of the Primitively Social Bee, Lasioglossum Zephyrum (Halictidae)},
  author={Suzanne W. T. Batra},
  journal={University of Kansas science bulletin},
  • S. W. Batra
  • Published 1966
  • Biology
  • University of Kansas science bulletin
Inhibition of worker mating by queens in a sweat bee,Lasioglossum zephyrum
The results indicate that queen inhibition governs behavior of the workers even outside the nest, and may involve more than differences in ovarian size. Expand
The effect of pollen protein concentration on body size in the sweat bee Lasioglossum zephyrum (Hymenoptera: Apiformes)
Adult foragers did not adjust provision size to compensate for pollen protein, and offspring body size appears to result from a combination of controlled (provision size) and uncontrolled (pollen quality) factors that arise out of bee foraging decisions. Expand
Superorganismality and caste differentiation as points of no return: how the major evolutionary transitions were lost in translation
It is shown that only Wheeler's original definition of superorganismality can be unambiguously linked to irreversible evolutionary transitions from context‐dependent reproductive altruism to unconditional differentiation of permanently unmated castes in the ants, corbiculate bees, vespine wasps and higher termites. Expand
Devasting effects of river flooding to the ground-nesting bee, Andrena vaga (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), and its associated fauna
Large populations of non-social bees are rarely seen in today's cultural landscapes. One of the few exceptions is the fossorial bee Andrena vaga Panzer, (Andrenidae), a typical insect species ofExpand
The role of learning in the mating biology of a sweat bee Lasioglossum zephyrum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)
  • W. Wcislo
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 2004
Results from experiments on the role of learning in the mating biology of a sweat bee, Lasioglossum zephyrum, show there are no consistent preferences for more novel or less novel female odors and questions of “male preference” and “optimal outbreeding” are shown. Expand
Colletidae nesting biology (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)
Colletidae are unique among bees for certain aspects of their nesting biology. In this review, attributes of colletid nesting are evaluated and discussed in light of a novel phylogenetic hypothesisExpand
A review and updated classification of pollen gathering behavior in bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea)
This classification sets the groundwork for further research on various topics, including behavioral plasticity in different species, comparisons between generalists and specialists, and the relative effectiveness of different pollen gathering behaviors. Expand
Body size variation in bees: regulation, mechanisms, and relationship to social organization.
Body size variation is central for social organization because it structures reproductive division of labor, task allocation among workers, or both and at ecological scales, body size also impacts bee-mediated pollination services in solitary and social species by influencing floral visitation and pollination efficacy. Expand
Investigating queen influence on worker behaviour using comparisons of queenless and queenright workers
It is suggested that queens inhibit egg-laying in most, but not all workers, and that queen behaviour during the first few days of workers’ adult lives exerts a lasting influence on worker behaviour. Expand
The bees of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), with notes on distribution, taxonomy, pollination, and natural history.
A rich bee fauna is documented that includes geographically-restricted species, rare and regionally-declining species, and economically-important species, providing information for ongoing conservation planning and future analysis of trends in bee populations. Expand