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Title:
Some factors affecting an ant-membracid mutualism
Author:
Glass, Judith, 1956-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Two factors affecting the mutualism between Myrmecocystus mendax and Publilia modesta are investigated. These factors are the seasonal time frame during which the mutualism is maintained and the behavior of individual workers tending membracid aggregations. Results of this study show that Publilia modesta makes seasonal migrations via flight, makes use of a conifer as a long term host, mates on a substate distant from a suitable oviposition host, and changes color with the onset of ovarian development many months after metamorphosis. Membracid-tending Myrmecocystus mendax comprise a behaviorally distinct subcaste and behave in a manner consistent with optimal foraging theory by maintaining both site and resource fidelity.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Biology, Entomology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Entomology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Moran, Nancy; Wheeler, Diana

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSome factors affecting an ant-membracid mutualismen_US
dc.creatorGlass, Judith, 1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGlass, Judith, 1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo factors affecting the mutualism between Myrmecocystus mendax and Publilia modesta are investigated. These factors are the seasonal time frame during which the mutualism is maintained and the behavior of individual workers tending membracid aggregations. Results of this study show that Publilia modesta makes seasonal migrations via flight, makes use of a conifer as a long term host, mates on a substate distant from a suitable oviposition host, and changes color with the onset of ovarian development many months after metamorphosis. Membracid-tending Myrmecocystus mendax comprise a behaviorally distinct subcaste and behave in a manner consistent with optimal foraging theory by maintaining both site and resource fidelity.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Entomology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEntomologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMoran, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWheeler, Dianaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343842en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26874386en_US
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