The socioecology of body size variation in the primitively eusocial sweat bee, Halictus ligatus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)

@article{Richards1996TheSO,
  title={The socioecology of body size variation in the primitively eusocial sweat bee, Halictus ligatus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)},
  author={M. H. Richards and L. Packer},
  journal={Oikos},
  year={1996},
  volume={77},
  pages={68-76}
}
Patterns of demographic and social variation exhibited by the sweat bee Halictus ligatus, reveal that the expression of eusocial colony organization is associated with local environmental conditions, harsher conditions promoting more classical eusociality and gentler conditions promoting diminished eusociality. We examined a variety of factors affecting body size variation of H. ligatus at a nesting aggregation near Victoria in southern Ontario. Canada during the summers of 1984, 1990, and 1991… Expand
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