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Conclusion

James H. Hunt

in The Evolution of Social Wasps

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the evolution of social vespid wasps. It argues that although a great deal is now known about social evolution in insects, much remains to be learned. Much also remains to be ... More


Introduction

James H. Hunt

in The Evolution of Social Wasps

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the Order Hymenoptera. It then discusses the rationale behind the book's focus on the wasp family Vespidae. An overview of the subsequent ... More


Clonality in Utero: Polyembryony

John C. Avise

in Clonality: The Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution of Sexual Abstinence in Vertebrate Animals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369670
eISBN:
9780199871063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369670.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Polyembryony or “twinning” is an intra-generational rather than an inter-generational form of clonality. It happens when a fertilized egg divides mitotically and splits before initiating the ... More


Generalist Flowers and Generalist Visitors

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on generalist flowers and generalist visitors. There are regular flower visitors that spend some part of most of their adult lives feeding in flowers, and they can be seen as a ... More


Polydnaviruses as tools to deliver wasp virulence factors to impair lepidopteran host immunity

Sebastien Moreau, Elisabeth Huguet, and Jean-Michel Drezen

in Insect Infection and Immunity: Evolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199551354
eISBN:
9780191720505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The associations between several thousands of parasitic wasps and viruses (polydnaviruses or PDVs) represent a unique example where a complex virus machinery has been domesticated by one organism ... More


Will It Hurt?: Toxic Stings and Bites

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Unlike the bloodsucking arthropods, the venomous arthropods bite or sting humans in self‐defense. Most of the scorpions, spiders, centipedes, wasps, ants, and bees avoid people. Some species like to ... More


Populations

James H. Hunt

in The Evolution of Social Wasps

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter attempts to establish realistic images of the demography of the exemplary solitary and social wasps in order to envision demographic aspects of the solitary-to-social life history ... More


Response to Slater, ‘Bringing up Father: paideia and ephebeia in the Wasps’

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter, originally a response to a symposium paper by Niall Slater, it is argued that ephebeia, a concept that had been endowed with great explanatory importance in some recent studies of ... More


Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Mario Telò

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aristophanes, whose eleven surviving plays are all that remain of Old Comedy, has been stereotyped since ancient times as the poet who brought order and stability to this rowdy theatrical genre. But ... More


Comic Motivation: Jokes and Episodic Plot

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the relationship of jokes to plot and argues that Old Comedy is an example of a style of comedy where jokes are not additional to plot but are the fundamental ... More


The Evolutionary Ethics of Alfred C. Kinsey

Frederick B. Churchill

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

As a student of William Morton Wheeler, Kinsey made his first contributions to biology, and adapted the taxonomic methods he had used in research on gall wasps to the study of human sexuality. The ... More


The Evolution of Social Wasps

James H. Hunt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Social behavior occurs in some of the smallest animals as well as some the largest, and the transition from solitary life to sociality is an unsolved evolutionary mystery. The Evolution of Social ... More


The Friction That We Name Grief

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the spring of 1887, even though he had contempt for journalism as a profession, Ambrose Bierce had already been writing for two decades. He started his writing as an apprentice with Californian, ... More


Direst of All Disasters

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ambrose Bierce was the editor of the aptly named weekly Wasp, and Oscar Wilde's closest American counterpart in the near-lethal practice of aphorism and retort. He did not so much edit God than audit ... More


What I Saw of Shiloh

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As he was unfavored, Ambrose Bierce went from Elkhart to Indianapolis to begin his training as a full-fledged member of Company C, Ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment, with thousands of young ... More


The Devil and the Wasp

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ambrose Bierce was again in the winter of San Francisco for the second time in five years—jobless, adrift, and greatly depressed. His hopes of returning to Argonaut were quickly dashed when he was ... More


Kin Selection

James H. Hunt

in The Evolution of Social Wasps

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines inclusive fitness, which is the conceptual paradigm that has dominated the field for the past three decades. This paradigm is shown to be wanting as a framework to understand ... More


A Postmodern Synthesis

James H. Hunt

in The Evolution of Social Wasps

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter proposes that natural selection, acting at the level of the colony and unrestricted by narrow focus on inclusive fitness, is an adequate and appropriate paradigm within which to pursue ... More


Pollen Wasps, Potter Wasps, and Hover Wasps

James H. Hunt

in The Evolution of Social Wasps

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the Euparagiinae, Masarinae, Eumeninae, and Stenogastrinae. Euparagiinae, the living subfamily that is sister to all other living vespid taxa, is represented by a single genus ... More


Paper Wasps and Vespines

James H. Hunt

in The Evolution of Social Wasps

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses paper wasps and vespines. Topics covered include independent-founding Polistinae, swarm-founding Polistinae, and Vespinae.


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