9 edition of The Social biology of wasps found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 603-666) and indexes.
|Statement||edited by Kenneth G. Ross, Robert W. Matthews.|
|Contributions||Ross, Kenneth G., 1955-, Matthews, Robert W., 1942-|
|LC Classifications||QL568.V5 S58 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 678 p. :|
|Number of Pages||678|
|ISBN 10||0801420350, 0801499062|
|LC Control Number||90044178|
The stinging wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) are an extremely diverse lineage of hymenopteran insects, encompassing o described species and a diversity of life history traits, including ectoparasitism, cleptoparasitism, predation, pollen feeding (bees [Anthophila] and Masarinae), and eusociality (social vespid wasps, ants, and some bees) . Buy Social Wasps (HYM1): NHBS - Peregrine Productions, Peregrine Productions.
(Information for this species page was gathered in part by Ms. Jessica Kaczor for Biology W at Penn State New Kensington in Spring ) The bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) is a large, black and white colored, social wasp that is found throughout North America. This fascinating book starts at the beginning -- million years ago -- to share the story of the bees from that special time when a branch of ancient wasps began their transformation to.
The evolution of social wasps. Hunt, James H. Oxford U. Press pages $ Paperback QL For three decades Hunt (biology, U. of Missouri-St. Louis) has sought the origin of insect sociality using paper wasps as his model system. Wasps: An Account of the Biology and Natural History of Solitary and Social Wasps (Biology series) by J. Philip Spradbery and a great selection of related books, .
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The Social Biology of Wasps - Google Books In this edited collection, 17 internationally known authorities bring together the results of recent research on the natural history, ecology, behavior.
" The Social Biology of Wasps provides a thorough and up-to-date account. It is fertile ground for graduate students seeking thesis topics and a great resource for anyone attuned to the tension between conflict and cooperation that makes social animals so interesting."/5(3).
As new paperback. 17 internationally known authorities bring together the results of recent research on the natural history, ecology, behavior, morphology, and genetics of wasps that pertain to the evolution of social behavior. Black and white illustrations and photographs. Buy The Social Biology of Wasps (): NHBS - Edited By: KG Ross and RW Matthews, Cornell University Press.
Publisher Synopsis "The Social Biology of Wasps provides a thorough and up-to-date account. It is fertile ground for graduate students seeking thesis topics and a. MARY JANE WEST-EBERHARD The title of this volume makes no secret of the fact that the entire book is about a single aspect of a single group of organisms: the social biology of wasps (Vespidae and Sphecidae).
Specialists will be delighted, and nonspecialists may be incredulous, that such a fat book has been written on such an esoteric subject. The other 7 chapters in part 1 of the book each describe the ecology, behaviour, and social organization of various solitary, presocial and eusocial vespids.
Themes introduced in part 1 are developed in greater detail in part 2 of the book, which is concerned primarily with social evolution.
" The Social Biology of Wasps provides a thorough and up-to-date account. It is fertile ground for graduate students seeking thesis topics and a great resource for anyone attuned to the tension between conflict and cooperation that makes social animals so interesting."Reviews: 3.
The final chapter is a comparative discussion of social behavior in the Sphecidae, the only family of wasps besides the Vespidae in which well-developed social behavior is known.
Providing a wealth of information about the biology of wasps, this comprehensive, up-to-date volume will be an essential reference for entomologists, evolutionary. The author explores the biology of these little-known wasps at the threshold of sociality, presenting an ambitious survey of ideas about their evolution and an assessment of the current standing of controversial concepts.
I would like to explain why I regard this book as unique. It is well known that as social insects "hachi" (as bees and wasps are called in Japanese), as well as ants and termites, have a very diffe rent way of life from that of other insects. Each of these three groups has its own characteristics.
James H. Hunt is of this school and his book "The Evolution of Social Wasps" is an eloquent defense of what could be called colony selection based on the "Superorganism" concept proposed by Wheeler inand involving an in depth study of the wasp family by: The Social Biology Of Wasps PDF You can download now, there are many The Social Biology Of Wasps books with PDF format, we reviewing about your favorite PDF The Social Biology Of Wasps book, site access to The Social Biology Of Wasps book providers with PDF, epub, Mobi &.
Princeton University Press, Science- pages 1Review This book analyzes for the first time how parasites shape the biology of social insects: the ants, wasps, bees, and termites.5/5(1). adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A.
Mary Jane West-Eberhard (born ) is an American theoretical biologist noted for arguing that phenotypic and developmental plasticity played a key role in shaping animal evolution and is also an entomologist notable for her work on the behavior and evolution of social wasps.
She is a member both of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of. The Social Biology of Polistine Wasps I1Y MARL' JANE: WEST EUEKHARI) ~niveysidad del Valle, Cali, Colonzbia ANN ARBOR MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DECEMBER 3, 'That old and true lnethod of natural history-observa- tion-must evcr have a large share in the study of living things.
Editorial Reviews "The Social Biology of Wasps provides a thorough and up-to-date account. It is fertile ground for graduate students seeking thesis topics and a great resource for anyone attuned to the tension between conflict and cooperation that makes social animals so interesting."—David C.
Queller and Joan E. Strassmann, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Price: $ The first chapter describes the general biology and behavior of social wasps and discusses the cyclical populations, nest associates, and communal defense of wasps.
Chapter 2 introduces the broad and general overview of the biology of ants, including their behavior, food collection, and nest construction. Biology of Vespine Wasps. Book January We analyzed the complete mitochondrial genome of a social wasp, Vespa simillima simillima from South Korea prior to a systematic study on Korean.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: West-Eberhard, Mary Jane. Social biology of polistine wasps. Ann Arbor, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, The Braconid and Ichneumonid Parasitoid Wasps: Biology, Systematics, Evolution and Ecology Donald L.J.
Quicke Wiley-Blackwell. "The Ichneumonoidea is a vast and important superfamily of parasitic wasps, with s described species and estimated numbers far higher, especially for small–bodied tropical taxa.The Stenogastrinae are a subfamily of social wasps included in the family Vespidae.
   They are sometimes called hover wasps owing to the particular hovering flight of some species. Their morphology and biology present interesting peculiarities.