Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Volume

20

Publication Date

1-1-1983

First Page

245

Last Page

247

Abstract

Eumenid wasps usually provision female offspring with more food than male offspring. One hypothesis to explain these differences is based on different rates of oogenesis for female and male producing eggs. A second hypothesis assumes that female wasps can co-ordinate the a mount of provisions and sex of the egg deposited within a single cell. These two hypotheses lead to mutually exclusive predictions. Data from two species of wasps make it possible to reject the first hypothesis.

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