Phylogenetic relationships among yellowjackets and the evolution of social parasitism (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Vespinae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3507

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dc.contributor.author Carpenter, James M. (James Michael), 1956-
dc.contributor.author Perera, Estelle P.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-21T17:58:09Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-21T17:58:09Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5782
dc.description 19 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-19). en
dc.description.abstract "Cladistic analysis of 25 species of Dolichovespula and Vespula (yellowjackets) is used to investigate the evolution of social parasitism in these genera. Three species of yellowjackets are social parasites, or inquilines; that is, lacking a worker caste, and dependent on usurping the colony of a host species to obtain a worker force. Emery's Rule states that social parasites are more closely related to their hosts than to any other species. By investigating the phylogenetic relationships among the parasites and their hosts using cladistic analysis, we attempted to determine if Emery's Rule applies to yellowjackets, as is thought to be the case for the ants on which the theory was based. Sixty-eight morphological and behavioral characters are presented to resolve the phylogenetic relationships among these species. Cladistic analysis does not support Emery's Rule, because social parasites are not more closely related to their hosts than to any other species"--P. [1]. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3507 en
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3507, 2006 en
dc.subject.lcsh Vespula -- Phylogeny. en
dc.subject.lcsh Yellow jackets (Insects) -- Phylogeny. en
dc.subject.lcsh Host-parasite relationships. en
dc.subject.lcsh Social evolution in animals. en
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitism. en
dc.subject.lcsh Yellow jackets (Insects) -- Behavior. en
dc.subject.lcsh Yellow jackets (Insects) -- Evolution. en
dc.title Phylogenetic relationships among yellowjackets and the evolution of social parasitism (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Vespinae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3507 en
dc.title.alternative Social parasitism in yellowjackets en
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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