Pheromonal covariation and kinship in social bee Lasioglossum zephyrum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)

Brian Smith, John W. Wenzel

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Abstract

Both males and females of the primitively eusocial bee Lasioglossum zephyrum can distinguish among female conspecifics with regard to genealogical relationship. Closely related females covary with respect to Dufour's gland pheromone products which are believed to function in individual or kin recognition. This is the first report of a population-wide parallel between similarity of communicative glandular product and genetic similarity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-94
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Lasioglossum zephyrum
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Dufour's gland
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Keywords

  • correlation
  • Dufour's gland
  • Halictidae
  • Hymenoptera
  • kinship
  • lactones
  • Lasioglossum zephyrum
  • Pheromone
  • social bee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Pheromonal covariation and kinship in social bee Lasioglossum zephyrum (Hymenoptera : Halictidae). / Smith, Brian; Wenzel, John W.

In: Journal of Chemical Ecology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.1988, p. 87-94.

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