SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.13 issue4Size of and damage on shoots of Passiflora suberosa (Passifloraceae) influence oviposition site selection of Heliconius erato phyllis (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)Scoposcartula Young: descriptions of a new species and of the female of S. Flavovittata Mejdalani and redescription of S. concinna (Perty) comb.n. (Homoptera, Cicadellidae, Cicadellinae) author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.13 no.4 Curitiba  1996

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751996000400016 

Estudo comparativo da área ocupada pelos corpos pedunculados no cérebro de duas espécies de abelhas (Hymenoptera, Apoidea)

 

Comparative study of the area occupied by the corpora pedunculata in the brain of two bee species (Hymenoptera, Apoidea)

 

 

Fábio Camargo AbdallaI; Carminda da Cruz-LandimII

IFinanciado pelo CNPq
IIDepartamento de Biologia, Instituto de Biociências de Rio Claro, Universidade Estadual Paulista. Caixa Postal 199, 13500 Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brasil. E-mail: fabdalla@rcb000.uesp.ansp.br

 

 


ABSTRACT

The present study compare the size of the corpora pedunculata (mushroom bodies) of Exomalopsis aureopilosa a quasi-social specie and Apis mellifera a eusocial specie of bees. The aim was to correlate the developmental degree of such structures with the behavior complexity. The results show that the female specimens of both species have the corpora pedunculata with same relative size. However the area occupied by the neurones cellular bodies (glomeruli) is greater in the workers of A. mellifera. In other way in E. aureopilosa the total size of the corpora pedunculata is larger in females, but the glomeruli area is relatively larger in the male.

Key words: Hymenoptera, Apoidea, corpora pedunculata, glomeruli, castes, behavior


 

 

Texto completo disponível apenas em PDF.

Full text available only in PDF format.

 

 

REFERÊNCIAS BIBLIOGRÁFICAS

Alten, V.H. 1910. Zur Phylogenie Des Hymenopterengeherns. Jenaische Zschr. F. Naturw. 46:511-590.         [ Links ]

Chapman, R.F. 1972. Nervous System, p. 515-542. In: The insects structure and function. London, The English University Press., XXVI+819p.         [ Links ]

Cruz-Landim, C. da & M.C. Zaniboni. 1986. Estudo comparativo do tamanho de algumas estruturas cerebrais de abelhas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Naturalia, São Paulo, 11/12:23-32.         [ Links ]

Dujardim, F. 1850. Mémoires Sur Le Systime Nerveux Des Insects. Ann. Sc. Nat. 14 (3):195-205.         [ Links ]

Forel, A. 1901. Die Psychischen Fähigkeiten der Ameisen und einiger anderer Insekten. Verhandlungen des V. Internationalen Zoologen-Congresses Zu Berlim, p. 141-169.         [ Links ]

Goossen, H. 1949. Untersuchungen an gehirnen verschieden grosser jerveils venwandter coleopteren und hymenopteren. Arten. Zool. Jahrb. Allg. Zool. 62:1-64.         [ Links ]

Huber, F. 1965. Neural integretion (central nervous system). In: M. Rockstein (Ed.). The physiology of insect. New York, Academic Press, vol. 2.         [ Links ]

Jawlowsk, H. 1957. Nerve Tracts in bees (Apis mellifera) running from the sight and antenal organs to the brain. Lublim-Polônia, Annalis Universitatis Mariae Curie-Shlodowska, vol. XII, p. 307-323.         [ Links ]

______. 1960. On the brain structure of the Symphyta (Hymenoptera). Bull. Acad. Polon. Sci. 7:255-268.         [ Links ]

Menzel, R. & J. Erber. 1980. The Influence of the quantity of reward on the learning performance in honeybees. Behaviour 41:27-42.         [ Links ]

Pandazis, G. 1930. Über die relative ausbildung der gehernzentren bei biologish verschie denen ameisenarten. Zeitschrift für Morphologie und Ökologie der Ziere 18 (1-12):114-169;         [ Links ]

Ratzerdorfer, C. 1952. Volumetric Indices For The Parts OF The Insect Brain. A Compartive Study In Cerebralization Of Insects. Jour. New. York Ent. Soc. 60:29-152.         [ Links ]

Rensch, B. 1959. Trends Towards Progress Of Brain And Sense Organs. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 24:291-303.         [ Links ]

Vowles, A. 1955. The structure and connexions of the corpora pedunculata in bees and ants. The Quart. Journ. Micr. Sci. 96:(2):239-255.         [ Links ]

 

 

Recebido em 07.VI.1996; aceito em 28.XII.1996.

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License