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An Analysis of the Interrelationships among Nest Variables in Polistes exclamans (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Joan E. Strassmann and Richard R. Thomas
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Vol. 53, No. 4 (Oct., 1980), pp. 770-780
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25084108
Page Count: 11
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An Analysis of the Interrelationships among Nest Variables in Polistes exclamans (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
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Abstract

Principal components analysis is performed on 11 variables of Polistes exclamans nests, brood and associated adults in nest collections made in June, July and September. Four biologically meaningful principal components were found: (1) nest size, (2) nest growth, (3) nest decline, and (4) nest parasitism. In each sample nest size accounted for most of the variance, followed by nest parasitism. Comparisons among populations using principal components values instead of individual measures make more complete use of available information.

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