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Advances in Insect body structure publishes eclectic volumes containing very important, entire and in-depth reports on all points of insect body structure. it truly is a vital reference resource for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and bug biochemists. First released in 1963, the serial is now edited via Steve Simpson (Oxford college, UK). * greater than three hundred pages with contributions from the prime researchers in entomology * Over forty figures and illustrations mixed * comprises an in-depth assessment of the genetics of the honey bee * Discusses the physiological range in bugs

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1992; Downs and Ratnieks, 1999). Stinging behaviour occurs when a colony is disturbed by a predator and workers leave the nest to sting it. The guards are important to the initiation and coordination of stinging. If a predator approaches a colony, the guards will fly out to attack it, buzzing around the intruder, and possibly biting, and stinging. If the intruder does not withdraw, the guards at the nest entrance release alarm pheromones by exposing their stings. , 1962), alert nestmates, many of which will join the fray (Arechavaleta-Velasco and Hunt, 2003).

2003). , 1989; Arechavaleta-Velasco and Hunt, 2003). Clearly, the duration of guarding behaviour can lead to task specialization, even if there is no genetic influence on the probability of engaging in guarding. , 1989). This suggests a causal link between the number of guards and colony level stinging behaviour. More guards mean that the colony is more likely to notice an intruder, decreasing the time to attack. A larger number of guards will also increase the amount of alarm pheromone released when a colony is disturbed, thus increasing the ferocity of the attack.

Patterns of PERIOD and pigment-dispersing hormone immunoreactivity in the brain of the European honeybee (Apis mellifera): age- and time-related plasticity. J. Comp. Neurol. 464, 269–284. , Sullivan, J. P. and Robinson, G. E. (2002). Juvenile hormone and circadian locomotor activity in the honey bee Apis mellifera. J. Insect Physiol. 48, 1123–1131. , Toma, D. P. and Robinson, G. E. (2001). Behavioral rhythmicity, age, division of labor and period expression in the honey bee brain. J. Biol. Rhythm 16, 444–456.

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