Publications

William T. Wcislo

152 publications found


2017

Jones BM, Kingwell CJ, Wcislo WT, Robinson GE. 2017 Caste-biased gene expression in a facultatively eusocial bee suggests a role for genetic accommodation in the evolution of eusociality. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20162228. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2228 [Download]
Simon M Tierney, Markus Friedrich, William F Humphreys, Therésa M Jones, Eric J Warrant and William T Wcislo. Consequences of evolutionary transitions in changing photic environments. Austral Entomology (2017) 56, 23–46 [Download]

2016

Cely T. Gonzalez, William T. Wcislo, Roberto Cambra, Terry A. Wheeler, and Hermogenes Fernandez-Marín. A New Ectoparasitoid Species of Pseudogaurax Malloch, 1915 (Diptera: Chloropidae), Attacking the Fungus-Growing Ant, Apterostigma dentigerum Wheeler, 1925 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 109(4), 2016, 639–645. doi: 10.1093/aesa/saw023 [Download]
Emily Baird, Diana C. Fernandez, William T. Wcislo and Eric J. Warrant Flight control and landing precision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta is robust to large changes in light intensity.. Frontiers in Physiology 2016 Vol6, Art. 305 doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00305 [Download]
Jonathan Z. Shik, Ernesto B. Gomez, Pepijn W. Kooija, Juan C. Santos, William T. Wcislo, and Jacobus J. Boomsma. Nutrition mediates the expression of cultivar–farmer conflict in a fungus-growing ant. PNAS 113(36): 10121-10126 [Download]
K. M. Kapheim, T.-Y. Chan, A. R. Smith, W. T. Wcislo, P. Nonac. Ontogeny of division of labor in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis. s. Insect. Soc. (2016) 63:185–191. DOI 10.1007/s00040-015-0454-y [Download]
Lukasz Mitko, Marjorie G. Weber, Santiago R. Ramirez, Erik Hedenstro?m, William T. Wcislo and Thomas Eltz. Olfactory specialization for perfume collection in male orchid bees. Journal of Experimental Biology (2016) 219, 1467-1475 doi:10.1242/jeb.136754 [Download]
Sanne Nygaard, Haofu Hu, Cai Li, Morten Schiøtt, Zhensheng Chen, Zhikai Yang, Qiaolin Xie, Chunyu Ma, Yuan Deng, Rebecca B. Dikow, Christian Rabeling, David R. Nash, William T. Wcislo, Sea´n G. Brady, Ted R. Schultz, Guojie Zhang & Jacobus J. Boomsma. Reciprocal genomic evolution in the ant–fungus agricultural symbiosis. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | 7:12233 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12233 [Download]
Sophie A. O. Armitage, Hermogenes Fernandez-Marín, Jacobus J. Boomsma and William T. Wcislo. Slowing them down will make them lose: a role for attine ant crop fungus in defending pupae against infections? Journal of Animal Ecology 2016 doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12543 [Download]
Supporting Information. Shik et al. 10.1073/pnas.1606128113 [Download]
William T. Wcislo. Trophallaxis in weakly social bees (Apoidea). Ecological Entomology (2016), 41, 37–39 DOI: 10.1111/een.12289 [Download]

2015

Amador-Vargas, Sabrina, Gronenberg, Wulfila, Wcislo, William T. and Mueller, Ulrich. 2015. Specialization and group size: brain and behavioural correlates of colony size in ants lacking morphological castes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences, 282: 20142502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.2502 [Download]
Estrada, Catalina, Degner, Ethan C., Rojas, Enith I., Wcislo, William T. and Van Bael, Sunshine A. 2015. The role of endophyte diversity in protecting plants from defoliation by leaf-cutting ants. Current science, 109(1): 55-61. [Download]
Fernández-Marín, Hermógenes, Nash, David R., Higginbotham, Sarah, Estrada, Catalina, Zweden, Jelle S. van, d'Ettorre, Patrizia, Wcislo, William T. and Boomsma, Jacobus J. 2015. Functional role of phenylacetic acid from metapleural gland secretions in controlling fungal pathogens in evolutionarily derived leaf-cutting ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282(1807) doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.0212 [Download]
Kapheim, Karen M., Nonacs, Peter, Smith, Adam R., Wayne, Robert K. and Wcislo, William T. 2015. Kinship, parental manipulation and evolutionary origins of eusociality. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282(1803) doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.2886 [Download]

2014

Bruner, G., Wcislo, W. T. and Fernandez-Marin, H. 2014. Prudent inquilines and proactive hosts: behavioral dynamics between an ant social parasite, Megalomyrmex symmetochus and its fungus-growing ant host, Sericomyrmex amabilis. Insectes Sociaux: 61(1) 83-88. DOI 10.1007/s00040-013-0331-5 [Download]
Estrada, Catalina, Rojas, Enith I., Wcislo, William T. and Van Bael, Sunshine A. 2014. Fungal endophyte effects on leaf chemistry alter the in vitro growth rates of leaf-cutting ants' fungal mutualist, Leucocoprinus gongylophorus. Fungal Ecology, 8: 37-45. doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2013.12.009 [Download]
Jernigan, Chris M., Roubik, David Ward, Wcislo, William T. and Riveros, Andre. 2014. Color-dependent learning in restrained Africanized honey bees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217: 337-343. doi:10.1242/?jeb.091355 [Download]
McFrederick, Quinn S., Wcislo, William T., Hout, Michael C. and Mueller, Ulrich G. 2014. Host species and developmental stage, but not host sociality, affects bacterial community structure in socially polymorphic bees. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 88(2): 398-406. doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12302 [Download]

2013

Eberhard WG, Wcislo WT und Stahnke. 2013. Wege zum Minigehirn. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, pp. 24-30 April, 24-30. [Download]
Estrada C, Wcislo WT, Van Bael S. 2013. Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutter ants. New Phytologist [Download]
Fernández-Marín, Hermógenes, Bruner, Gaspar, Gomez, Ernesto B., Wcislo, William T., Boomsma, Jacobus J. Koos and Wcislo, William T. 2013. Dynamic Disease Management in Trachymyrmex Fungus-Growing Ants (Attini: Formicidae). The American Naturalist, 181(4): 571-582. doi:10.1086/669664 [Download]
Kapheim KM, Smith AR, Nonacs P,Wcislo WT , Wayne RK. 2013. Foundress polyphenism and the origins of eusociality in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee, Megalopta genalis (Halictidae). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 67: 331-340. [Download]
Smith, Adam R., Kapheim, Karen M., Perez-Ortega, Betzi, Brent, Colin S. and Wcislo, William T. 2013. Juvenile hormone levels reflect social opportunities in the facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Hormones and Behavior, 61(1): 1-4. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.08.012 [Download]
Tierney SM, Fischer CN , Rehan SM, Kapheim KM and Wcislo WT. 2013 Frequency of facultative social nesting in a sweat bee, Megalopta genalis (Halictidae), does not vary across a rainfall gradient, despite disparity in brood production and body size. Insectes Sociaux [Download]

2012

Armitage SAO, Fernández-Marín H., Wcislo WT and Boomsma JJ. 2012. An evaluation of the possible adaptive function on fungal brood covering by attine ants. Evolution 66: 1966-1975. [Download]
Bruner, G, Fernández-Marín H, Touchon JC, and Wcislo WT. 2012. Eggs of the blind snake, Liotyphlops albirostris, are incubated in a nest of a lower fungus-growing ant, Apterostigma gonoides. Psyche. Article ID 532314, 5 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/532314 [Download]
Eberhard WG and Wcislo WT. 2012. Límites de la miniaturizacíon del cerebro. Investigacion y Ciencia 435: 76-83 [Download]
Eberhard WG, and Wcislo WT. 2012. Plenty of room at the bottom? American Scientist 100: 226-233. [Download]
Kapheim KM, Smith AR, Ihle KE, Amdam GV, Nonacs P, and Wcislo WT. 2012. Physiological variation as a mechanism for developmental caste-biasing in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279: 1437-1446. [Download]
McFrederick, Q.S, Wcislo, W.T., Taylor, D.R., Ishak, H.D., Dowd, S.E. and Mueller, U.G. 2012. Environment or kin: whence do bees obtain acidophilic bacteria? Molecular Ecology 21:1754-1768. [Download]
Riveros AJ, Seid M, and Wcislo WT. 2012. Evolution of brain size in class-based societies of fungus-growing ants (Attini). Animal Behavior 83: 1043-1049.

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Smith AR, Kapheim KM, Pérez-Ortega P, Brent CS, and Wcislo WT. 2013. Juvenile hormone levels reflect social opportunities in the facultatively eusocial sweat bee, Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Hormones and Behavior 63: 1-4. [Download]
Smith AR, López Quintero IJ, Moreno Patiño JE, Roubik DW & Wcislo WT. 2012. Pollen use by Megalopta sweat bees in relation to resource availability in a tropical forest. Ecological Entomology 37: 309-317.

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Tierney SM, Sanjur O, Grajales GG, Santos LM, Bermingham E & Wcislo WT. 2012. Photic niche invasions: phylogenetic history of the dim-light foraging augochlorine bees (Halictidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279: 794-803. [Download]
Van Bael S, Estrada C, Rehner SA, Santos JF, Wcislo WT. 2012 Leaf endophyte load inlfuences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants. BMC Ecology 12:23 [Download]
Van Bael S, Seid M, Wcislo WT 2012. Endophytic fungi increase the processing rate of leaves by leaf-cutting ants (Atta). Ecological Entomology 37: 318-321.

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Van Bael S, Seid M, Wcislo WT 2012. Endophytic fungi increase the processing rate of leaves by leaf-cutting ants (Atta). Ecological Entomology 37: 318-321. [Download]
Wcislo DO, Vargas G, Ihle KE, Wcislo WT. 2012. Nest construction behavior by the orchid bee Euglossa hyacinthina. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 29: 15-20 [Download]
Wcislo WT. 2012. Big brains, little bodies. Science 338: 1419 [Download]

2011

Baird E, Kreiss E, Wcislo WT, Warrant E, Dacke M. 2011. Nocturnal insects use vision for flight control. Biology Letters 5: 499-501 [Download]
Berry RP, Wcislo WT, and Warrant EJ. 2011. Ocellar adaptations for dim light vision in a nocturnal bee. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214, 1283-1293. Note: To utilize the interactive three-dimensional tools, the model must be viewed using Adobe Acrobat 8.0 (or higher) [Download]
Bittleston, L. S., Brockmann, F., Wcislo, William T. and Van Bael, Sunshine A. 2011. Endophytic fungi reduce leaf-cutting ant damage to seedlings. Biology Letters, 7(1): 30-32. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0456 [Download]
Eberhard WG, and Wcislo WT. 2011. Grade changes in brain-body allometry: morphological and behavioral correlates of brain size in miniature spiders, insects and other invertebrates. Advances in Insect Physiology 40: 155-213. [Download]
Herre EA and Wcislo WT. 2011. In defence of inclusive fitness theory. Nature 471: E8. [Download]
Kapheim KM, Bernal SV, Smith AR, Nonacs P and Wcislo WT. 2011. Support for maternal manipulation of developmental nutrition in a facultatively eusocial bee, Megalopta genalis (Halictidae). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. DOI 10.1007/s00265-010-1131-9 [Download]
Quesada R, Triana E, Vargas G, Douglass J, Seid M, Niven J, Eberhard W.G. & Wcislo WT. 2011. Large brains in small spiders: the central nervous system extends into the legs of miniature spiders. Arthropod Structure and Development 40: 521-529 [Download]
Seid M, Castillo A, and Wcislo WT. 2011. The allometry of brain miniaturization in ants. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 77: 5-13 [Download]
Tierney SM, Sanjur O, Grajales GG, Santos LM, Bermingham E & Wcislo WT. 2011. Photic niche invasions: phylogenetic history of the dim-light foraging augochlorine bees (Halictidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Ser. B. On-line first doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1355 [Download]
Van Bael S, Estrada C, and Wcislo WT. 2011. Fungal-fungal interactions in leaf-cutting ant agriculture. Psyche. [Download]

2010

Douglass J.K. and Wcislo W.T. 2010. An inexpensive and portable microvolumeter for rapid evaluation of biological samples. BioTechniques, 49: 566-572 doi: 10.2144/000113464 [Download]
Fernández-Marín H. y Wcislo W.T. 2010. Hormigas cultivadoras de hongos. Investigación y Ciencia, 409: 12-13 [Download]
Kanzaki N., Giblin-Davis R.M., Wcislo W.T., Zeng Y., Ye W., Center B.J., Esquivel A. and Thomas W.K. 2010. Acrostichus megaloptae n. sp. (Nematoda: Diplogastridae), a phoretic associate of Megalopta spp. (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Central America. Nematology, 12: 453-468 doi: 10.1163/138855409X12559479585089 [Download]
Pérez-Ortéga B., Fernández-Marín H., Loiácono M.S., Galgani P. and Wcislo W.T. 2010. Biology notes on a fungus-growing ant, Trachymyrmex cf. zeteki (Hymenoptera, Fom,icidae, Attini) attacked by a diverse community of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Diapriidae). Insectes Sociaux, 57: 317-322 doi: 10.1007/s00040-010-0086-1 [Download]
Santos L.M., Tierney S.M. and Wcislo W.T. 2010. Nest Descriptions of Megalopta aegis (Vachal) and M. guimaraesi Santos & Silveira (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 54: 332-334 [Download]
Smith A., Seid M.A., Jiménez L.C. and Wcislo W.T. 2010. Socially induced brain development in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Halictidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B., doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0269 [Download]

2009

Biani N.B., Mueller U.G. and Wcislo W.T. 2009. Cleaner mites: sanitary mutualism in the miniature ecosystem of neotropical bee nests. The American Naturalist 173: 841-847 doi: 10.1086/598497 [Download]
Douglas, J. K., Tobin, W. F. and Wcislo, William T. 2009. Abstract: A portable microvolumeter for studies of invertebrate brain-body scaling. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 49(1): E-223. [Download]
Fernández-Marín H., Zimmerman J.K., Nash D.R., Boomsma J.J. and Wcislo W.T. 2009. Reduced biological control and enhanced chemical pest management in the evolution of fungus-farming in ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B., 276: 2263-2269 [erratum] [Download]
Fernandez-Marin, Hermogenes, Zimmerman, Jess K., Nash, David R., Boomsma, Jacobus J. Koos and Wcislo, William T. 2009. Reduced biological control and enhanced chemical pest management in the evolution of fungus farming in ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) B, 276(1665): 2263-2269. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.0184 [Download]
Kapheim K.M., Pollinger J.O., Wcislo W.T. and Wayne R.K. 2009. Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite markers for a facultatively eusocial sweat bee (Megalopta genalis). Molecular Ecology Resource, 9: 1527-1529 doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02693.x [Download]
Riveros A.J., Hernández E.J. and Wcislo W.T. 2009. Nesting biology and Euglossa dodsoni Moure (Hymenoptera: Euglossinae) in Panama. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 82: 210-214 doi: 10.2317-jkES808.15.1 [Download]
Smith A.R., Kapheim K.M., O’Donnell S. and Wcislo W.T. 2009. Social competition but no subfertility leads to a division of labour in the facultatively social sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Animal Behaviour, 78: 1043-1050 doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.06.032 [Download]
Van Bael, S.A., Fernández-Marín H., Valencia M., Rojas E., Wcislo W.T. and Herre E.A. 2009. Two fungal symbioses collide: endophytic fungi are not welcome in leaf-cutting ant gardens. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 276: 2419-2426 [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Tierney S.M. 2009. "Behavioural environments and niche construction: the evolution of dim-light foraging in bees." Biological Review 84(1): 19-37 [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Tierney S.M. 2009. "The evolution of communal behavior in bees and wasps: an alternative to eusociality." In Gadau, J., and Fewell, J. (Eds.),Organization of insect societies from genome to sociocomplexity: 148-169.Cambridge, Harvard University Press. [Download]

2008

Frederiksen R., Wcislo W.T. and Warrant E.J. 2008. Visual reliability and information rate in the retina of a nocturnal bee. Current Biology 18(5): 349-353. [Download]
Smith A.R., Wcislo W.T. and O’Donnell S. 2008. Body Size Shapes Caste Expression, and Cleptoparasitism Reduces Body Size in the Facultatively Eusocial Bees Megalopta (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal Insect Behavior 21: 394-406. [Download]
Tierney S.M., Gonzalez-Ojeda T. and Wcislo W.T. 2008. Biology of a nocturnal bee, Megalopta atra (Hymenoptera: Augochlorini), from the Panamanian highlands. Journal of Natural History 47(27-28): 1841-1847. [Download]
Tierney S.M., Gonzalez-Ojeda T. and Wcislo W.T. 2008. Nesting biology and social behavior of Xenochlora bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Augochlorini) from Peru. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 81(1): 61-72. [Download]

2007

Biani N.B. and Wcislo W.T. 2007. Notes on the reproductive morphology of the parasitic bee Megalopta byroni (Hymenoptera: Halictidae), and a tentative new host record. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 80: 392-394. [Download]
Capaldi E.A., Flynn C.J. and Wcislo W.T. 2007. Sex ratio and nest observations of Euglossa hyacinthina (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 80: 395-399. [Download]
Fernández-Marín H., Zimmerman J.K. and Wcislo W.T. 2007. Fungus garden platforms improve hygiene during nest establishment in Acromyrmex ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Attini). Insectes Sociaux 54: 64-69. [Download]
Greiner B., Cronin T.W., Ribi W., Wcislo W.T. and Warrant E.J. 2007. Anatomical and physiological evidence for polarisation vision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 193: 591-600. [Download]
Smith A.R, Wcislo W.T. and O'Donnell S. 2007. Survival and productivity benefits to social nesting in the sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 1111-1120. [Download]
Theobald J.C., Coates M.M., Wcislo W.T. and Warrant E.J. 2007. Flight performance in night-flying sweat bees suffers at low light levels. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 4034-4042. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Danforth B.N. 2007. Solitarios en segunda instancia: pérdida evolutiva del comportamiento social, pp. 259-268. In E.G. Leigh Jr., A. Herre, J.B.C. Jackson y F. Santos-Granero (Eds.). Ecología y Evolución en los Trópicos. Editora Novo Art, S.A. [Download]

2006

Fernández-Marín H., Zimmerman J.K. and Wcislo W.T. 2006. Acanthopria and Mimopriella parasitoid wasps (Diapriidae) attack Cyphomyrmex fungus-growing ants (Formicidae, Attini). Naturwissenschaften 93(1): 17-21. [Download]
Fernández-Marín H., Zimmerman J.K. and Wcislo W.T. 2006. Acanthopria and Mimopriella parasitoid wasps (Diapriidae) attack Cyphomyrmex fungus-growing ants (Formicidae, Attini). Naturwissenschaften 93(1): 17-21 [Download]
Fernández-Marín H., Zimmerman J.K., Rehner S.A. and Wcislo W.T. 2006. Active use of the metaplural glands by ants in controlling fungal infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273: 1689-1695. [Download]
Kelber A., Warrant E., Pfaff M., Wallen R., Theobald J., Wcislo W.T. and Raguso R.A. 2006. Light intensity limits foraging activity in nocturnal and crepuscular bees. Behavioral Ecology 17(1): 63-72. [Download]
Theobald J.C., Greiner B., Wcislo W.T. and Warrant E.J. 2006. Visual summation in night-flying sweat bees: a theoretical study. Visual Research 46: 2298-2309. [Download]
Warrant E.J., Kelber A., Wallén R. and Wcislo W.T. 2006. Ocellar optics in nocturnal and diurnal bees and wasps. Arthropod Structure & Development 35: 293-305. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Gonzalez V.H. 2006. Social and ecological contexts of trophallaxis in facultatively social sweat bees, Megalopta genalis and M. ecuadoria (Hymenoptera, Halictidae). Insectes Sociaux 53: 220-225. [Download]

2005

Cambra R.A, Gonzalez V.H and Wcislo W.T. 2005. Description of the male, host associations, and new distribution records for Lophostigma cincta (du Buysson) (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107(1): 229-234 [Download]
Fernández-Marín H. and Wcislo W.T. 2005. Production of minima workers by gynes of Atta colombica Guerin-Meneville (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini) that lack a fungal pellet. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 78(3): 290-292. [Download]
Fernández-Marín H., Zimmerman J.K., Wcislo W.T. and Rehner S.A. 2005. Colony foundation, nest architecture, and demography of a basal fungus-growing ant, Mycocepurus smithii (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 39(20): 1735-1743. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 2005. Social labels: we should emphasize biology over terminology and not vice versa. Annales Zoologici Fennici 42(6): 565-568. [Download]

2004

Fernández-Marín H., Zimmerman J.K. and Wcislo W.T. 2004. Ecological traits and evolutionary sequence of nest establishment in fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Attini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 81: 39-48. [Download]
Greiner B., Ribi W.A., Wcislo W.T. and Warrant E.J. 2004. Neuronal organisation in the first optic ganglion of the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis. Cell Tissue Research 318: 429-437. [Download]
Warrant E.J., Kelber A., Gislen A., Greiner B., Ribi W. and Wcislo W.T. 2004. Nocturnal vision and landmark orientation in a tropical halictid bee. Current Biology 14: 1309-1318. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., Arneson L., Roesch K., Gonzalez V., Smith A. and Fernández H. 2004. The evolution of nocturnal behavior in sweat bees, Megalopta genalis and M. ecuadoria (Hymenoptera: Halictidae): an escape from competitors and enemies? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 377-387. Erratum. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., Fernández-Marín H. and di Trani J.C.. 2004. Use of communal nests by male and female Trachypus petiolatus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society (Suppl. Festschrift for Howard Evans) 77: 323-331. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., Gonzalez V.H. and Arneson L. 2004. A review of deviant phenotypes in bees in relation to brood parasitism, and a gynandromorph of Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of Natural History 38: 1443-1457. [Download]

2003

Arneson L. and Wcislo W.T. 2003. Dominant-subordinate relationships in a facultatively social, nocturnal bee, Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76(2): 183-193. [Download]
Fernández-Marín H., Zimmerman J.K. and Wcislo W.T. 2003. Nest-founding in Acromyrmex octospinosus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Attini): demography and prophylactic behaviors. Insectes Sociaux 50: 304-308. [Download]
Franz N.M. and Wcislo W.T. 2003. Foraging behavior in two species of Ectatomma (Formicidae: Ponerinae): individual learning of orientation and timing. Journal of Insect Behavior 16(3): 381-410. [Download]
Smith A.R., Wcislo W.T. and O'Donnell S. 2003. Assured fitness returns favor sociality in a mass-provisioning sweat bee, Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54: 14-21. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 2003. A male sleeping roost of a sweat bee, Augochlorella neglectula (Hymenoptera: Halictidae), in Panama. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76: 55-59. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Schatz B. 2003. Predator recognition and evasive behavior by sweat bees, Lasioglossum umbripenne (Hymenoptera: Halictidae), in response to predation by ants, Ectatomma ruidum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 53: 182-189. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., Gonzalez V. and Engel M.S. 2003. Nesting and social behavior of a wood-dwelling neotropical bee, Augochlora isthmii (Schawarz), and notes on a new species, A. alexanderi Engel (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76: 588-602. [Download]

2001

Falin Z.H., Arneson L.C. and Wcislo W.T. 2001. Night-flying sweat bees Megalopta genalis and Me. Acuadoria (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) as host of the Parasitoid beetle Macrosiagon gracilis (Coleoptera: Rhipiphoridae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 73(3): 183-185. [Download]

2000

Wcislo W.T. 2000. Environmental hierarchy, behavioral contexts, and social evolution in insects, pp. 49-84. In Martins R.P., Lewinsohn T.M. and Barbeitos M.S. (Eds.). Ecologia e Comportamento de Insetos. Oecologia Brasiliensis (Suppl.) vol. 8. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 2000. Male territoriality and nesting behavior of Calliopsis hondurasicus Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 72(1): 91-98. [Download]

1999

Danforth B.N. and Wcislo W.T. 1999. Two new and highly apomorphic species of the Lasioglossum subgenus Evylaeus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from Central America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 92(5): 624-630. [Download]
Schatz B. and Wcislo W.T. 1999. Ambush predation by the ponerine ant Ectatomma ruidum Roger (Formicidae) on a sweat bee, Lasioglossum umbripenne (Halictidae), in Panama. Journal of Insect Behavior 12: 641-663. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1999. Transvestism hypothesis: a cross-sex source of morphological variation for the evolution of parasitism among sweat bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)? Annals of the Entomological Society of America 92: 239-242. [Download]

1998

Bermingham E., Coates A., Cruz G., Emmons L., Foster R.B., Leschen R., Seutin G., Thorn S., Wcislo W.T. and Werfel B. 1998. Geology and terrestrial flora and fauna of Cayos Cochinos, Honduras. Revista de Biología Tropical 6 (Suppl.): 15-37. [Download]
Grajales G.G. and Wcislo W.T. 1998. Nest architecture of group-living wasps Microstigmus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae): role of the pedicel as a defense against ants. Revista de Biología Tropical 46: 1141-1143. [Download]
Mueller U.G. and Wcislo W.T. 1998. Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 45: 181-189. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1998. Sexual dimorphism of wasp antennal structure in relation to parasitic and non-parasitic behavior (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 7(2): 178-181. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Danforth B.N. 1998. Reply from Wcislo W.T. and Danforth [correspondence]. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13(5): 199. [Download]

1997

Wcislo W.T. 1997. Invasion of nests of Lasioglossum imitatum by a social parasite, Paralictus asteris (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Ethology 103: 1-11. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1997. Social interactions and behavioral context in a largely solitary bee, Lasioglossum (Dialictus) figueresi (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Insectes Sociaux 44: 199-208. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1997. Social terminology: what are words worth? [Correspondence]. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 12(4): 161. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Danforth B.N. 1997. Secondary solitary: the evolutionary loss of social behavior. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 12(12): 468-474. [Download]

1996

Wcislo W.T. 1996. Commentary: Solitary behavior in social bees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 38: 235-236. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1996. Parasitism rates in relation to nest site in bees and wasps (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Journal of Insect Behavior 9(4): 643-656. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Cane J.H. 1996. Floral resource utilization by solitary bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) and exploitation of their stored foods by natural enemies. Annual Review of Entomology 41: 257-286. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Engel M.S. 1996. Social behavior and nest architecture of Nomiine bees (Hymenoptera: Halictide; Nomiinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69(4)Suppl.: 158-167. [Download]

1995

Wcislo W.T. 1995. A false antithesis and evolutionary psychology. [Letter to the Editor]. Ethology and Sociobiology 16:343-344. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1995. Queen number and sociality in insects by L. Keller. [Book Review]. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88: 105. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1995. Sensilla numbers and antennal morphology of parasitic and non-parasitic bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Internationl Journal of Insect Morphology and Embriology 24(1): 63-81. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1995. The ant and the peacock by H. Cronin. [Book Review]. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88: 104. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Buchmann S.L. 1995. Mating behaviour in the bees, Dieunomia heteropoda and Nomia tetrazonata, with a review of courtship in Nomiinae (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) Journal of Natural History 29: 1015-1027. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and West-Eberhard M.J. 1995. Nourishment and Evolution in Insect Societies edited by J.H. Hunt and C.A. Nalepa. [Book review]. Quarterly Review of Biology 70: 226. [Download]

1994

Bernays E.A. and Wcislo W.T. 1994. Sensory capabilities, information processing, and resource specialization. The Quarterly Review of Biology 69: 187-204. [Download]
Minckley R.L., Wcislo W.T., Yanega D. and Buchmann S.L. 1994. Behavior and phenology of a specialist bee (Dieunomia) and sunflower (Helianthus) pollen availability. Ecology 75: 1406-1419. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1994. Why bother with behavior?. Host-plant selection by phytophagus insects. By Bernays E.A. and Chapman R.F. [Book Review]. Journal of Insect Behavior 7(6): 891-893. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., Danforth B.N. and Mueller U.G. 1994. In memoriam George Campbell Eickwort (1949-1994). Insectes Sociaux 41: 461-463. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., Minckley R.L., Leschen R. A.B. and Reyes S. 1994. Rates of parasitism by natural enemies of a solitary bee, Dieunomia triangulifera (Hymenoptera, Coleoptera ans Diptera) in relation to phenologies. Sociobiology 23(3): 265-273. [Download]

1993

Wcislo W.T. 1993. Communal nesting in a north american pearly-banded bee, Nomia tetrazonata, with notes on nesting behavior of Dieunomia heteropoda (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Nomiinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86(6): 813-821. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1993. Reproductive behavior of insects: individuals and populations. By Bailey W.J. and Ridsdill-Smith J. (eds.) [Book Review]. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86(2): 215-216. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., Wille A. and Orozco E. 1993. Nesting biology of tropical solitary and social sweat bees, Lasioglossum (Dialictus) figueresi Wcislo and Lasioglossum (D.) aeneiventre (Friese). Insectes Sociaux 40: 21-40. [Download]

1992

Low B.S. and Wcislo W.T. 1992. Male foretibial plates and mating in Crabro cribrellifer (Packard)(Hymenoptera: Sphecidae), with a survey of expanded male forelegs in apoidea. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 85(2): 219-223. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1992. Attraction and learning in mate-finding by solitary bees, Lasioglossum (Dialictus) figueresi Wcislo and Nomia triangulifera Vachal (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 31: 139-148. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1992. Nest localization and recognition in a solitary bee, Lasioglossum (Dialictus) figueresi Wcislo (Hymenoptera: Halictidae), in relation to sociality. Ethology 92: 108-123. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1992. The long march of history. Phylogeny, ecology, and behavior. A research program in comparative biology. By Brooks D.R. and McLennan D.A. [Book Review]. Journal of Insect Behavior 5(1): 141-145. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., Minckley R.L. and Spanger H.C. 1992. Pre-copulatory courtship behavior in a solitary bee Nomia triangulifera Vachal (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Apidologie 23: 431-442. [Download]

1991

Minckley R.L., Buchmann S.L. and Wcislo W.T. 1991. Bioassay evidence for a sex attractant pheromone in the large carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta (Anthophoridae: Hymenoptera). Journal of Zoology 224: 285-291. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1991. Reproductive behavior of insects: individuals and populations by W.J. Bailey and J. Ridsdill-Smith [Book Review]. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86(2): 213-214. [Download]

1990

Wcislo W.T. 1990. A new species of Lasioglossum from Costa Rica (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 63(3): 450-453 [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1990. Parasitic and courtship behavior of Phalacrotopora halictorum (Diptera: Phoridae) at a nesting site of Lasioglossum figueresi (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Revista de Biología Tropical 38(2A): 205-209 [Download]

1989

Wcislo W.T. 1989. Behavioral environments and evolutionary change. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 20: 137-169. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. and Eberhard W.G. 1989. Club fights in the weevil Macromeerus bicinctus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 62(4): 421-429. [Download]

1988

Wcislo W.T. 1988. Latitudinal distribution of obligate parasitic behavior in bees, wasps, and ants. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 61(3): 360. [Download]
Wcislo W.T., West-Eberhard M.J. and Eberhard W.G. 1988. Natural history and behavior of aa primitively social wasp, Auplopus semialatus, and its parasite, Irenangelus eberhardi (Hymenoptera). Journal of Inssect Behavior 1(3): 247-260. [Download]

1987

Wcislo W.T. 1987. The roles of learning in the mating biology of a sweat bee Lasioglossum zephyrum (Hymenoptera: Halictida). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 20: 179-185. [Download]
Wcislo W.T. 1987. The roles of seasonality, host synchrony, and behaviour in the evolutions and distributions of nest parasites in Hymenoptera (Insecta), with special reference to bees (Apoidea). Biological Reviews (Cambridge) 62(4): 515-543. [Download]

1986

Wcislo W.T. 1986. Host nest discrimination by a cleptoparasitic fly, Metopia campestris (Fallen) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 59(1): 82-88. Erratum [Download]

1985

Wcislo W.T., Low B.S. and Karr C.J. 1985. Parasite pressure and repeated burrow use by different individuals of Crabro (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae; Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Sociobiology 2: 115-125. [Download]

1984

Wcislo W.T. 1984. Gregarious nesting of a digger wasp as a "selfish herd" response to a parasitic fly (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae; Diptera: Sacrophagidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 15: 157-160. [Download]