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The evolution of social wasps [electronic resource] / James H. Hunt.

Author/Creator:
Hunt, James H.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (282 p.)
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Subjects:
Vespidae -- Behavior.
Social behavior in animals.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Introduction Part One - History 1. Plant Feeders and Parasitoids 2. Pollen Wasps, Potter Wasps, and Hover Wasps 3. Paper Wasps and Vespines 4. The Historical Scenario of Social Evolution Part Two - Dynamics 5. Individuals 6. Colonies 7. Populations 8. The Dynamic Scenario of Social Evolution Part Three - Paradigm Lost - And Found? 9. Kin Selection 10. Behavioral Ecology 11. A Post-Modern Synthesis Conclusion References
Contents:
Contents; Foreword; Introduction; I. History; 1. Plant Feeders and Parasitoids; Symphytans; Apocrita; Aculeata; 2. Pollen Wasps, Potter Wasps, and Hover Wasps; Euparagiinae; Masarinae; Eumeninae; Stenogastrinae; 3. Paper Wasps and Vespines; Independent-founding Polistinae; Swarm-founding Polistinae; Vespinae; 4. The Historical Scenario of Social Evolution; Overview; Diphyletic Sociality in Vespidae; Sociality in Stenogastrinae; Sociality in Polistinae (+ Vespinae); A Further Argument for Diphyletic Vespid Sociality; Beyond the Sociality Threshold; II. Dynamics; 5. Individuals
Midgut ProteasesFree Amino Acids; Fat Body and Storage Protein; Polyphenism; Diapause and Quiescence; 6. Colonies; Colony Founding and Nest Construction; Alloparental Offspring; Supplementation Experiments; Œcotrophobiosis and Diminishment Experiments; Dominance and Cofoundress Interactions; 7. Populations; An Exemplary Solitary Wasp; Polistes; Paper Wasps as Annuals; Usurpation and Inquilinism; Multiple Foundresses; Opportunity for Selection; Stenogastrines, Vespines, and Swarm Founders; 8. The Dynamic Scenario of Social Evolution; The Ovarian Ground Plan Hypothesis
The Reproductive Ground Plan HypothesisLife Cycles in Solitary Wasps; The Diapause Ground Plan Hypothesis; The Dynamic Scenario; Synthesis; Other Social Wasps; Phylogenetic Implications; The Selective Basis of Caste; III. Paradigm Lost-and Found?; 9. Kin Selection; Haplodiploidy; Sex Ratio; Inclusive Fitness; The Future of Kin Selection; 10. Behavioral Ecology; Altruism; Teleology; Labeling; Adaptationism; Asking Why; The Real Difficulty; 11. A Postmodern Synthesis; Phenotypic Plasticity; Colony-level Selection; An Action Plan for Research on Vespidae; Conclusion; References; Author Index; A
BC; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Subject Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-248) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-16339-2
9786611163396
0-19-804207-8
1-4356-7311-5
0-19-530785-2
OCLC:
437096255