Friday, 4 August 2006: 10:00 AM-12:20 PM
Diplomat (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Symposium 21: Coevolution between social insects and their macroparasites
Social insects are host species of a variety of macroparasites. The symposium will focus on interactions between hosts and parasites and their coevolutionary arms race. A broad taxonomic range and an interdisciplinary approach will allow a new synthesis and open new avenues for future research.
Organizers:Patrizia D'Ettorre
Peter Neumann
Joan Herbers
Susanne Foitzik
10:00 AMSocial parasite sympatry and the geographic mosaic of coevolution
Joan Herbers, Christine Johnson
10:20 AMField manipulations and chemical analyses indicate local adaptation of a social parasite
Susanne Foitzik, Miriam Brandt
10:40 AMCoevolution of chemical mimicry of Maculinea butterflies and their Myrmica ant hosts: The importance of spatial scale and gene flow
David R. Nash
11:00 AMHost-parasite co-evolution in social wasps (Polistes atrimandibularis and P. biglumis, Hymenoptera Vespidae)
Cristina M. Lorenzi, Mario Cavallo, Valeria Di Bona, Stefania Fucini
11:20 AMEvolutionary dynamics of altruists vs. social parasites in the parthenogenetic ant, Pristomyrmex punctatus
Kazuki Tsuji, Tomonori Sasaki, Hideaki Mori, Shigeto Dobata, Eisuke Hasegawa
11:40 AMInvasion meltdown in social bees? The small hive beetle and the honeybee as a couple of invasive species
Peter Neumann, Dorothee Hoffmann, Mark K. Greco, Sebastian Spiewok, Katharina Merkel, Jeffery S. Pettis, Robert Spooner-Hart, Anne Dollin, Michael Duncan
12:00 PMSocial parasites as model systems to study fundamental questions in evolutionary biology
Patrizia D'Ettorre
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