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Table 4

A Biometrical Study of the Influence of Size of Brood Cell
Upon the Size and Variability of the Honeybee

(Apis mellifera L.)

by Roy A. Grout, 1931

Table 4.

Correlation Coefficients of Bees from Colony 25.

Measurement Taken Size

of Cell

Length
of right fore wing
Width
of right fore wing
Sum
of widths of 3 and 4 tergites
Length
of proboscis
Length
of glossa
Length
of mentum
Sum
of lengths of mentum & glossa
Dry weight A

B

C

+0.4738*

+0.3217*

+0.3135*

+0.4255*

+0.3780*

+0.2674

+0.3873*

+0.2242

+0.3354

**

+0.4460*

+0.0919

+0.1939

+0.3410**

-0.0483

-0.0591

+0.3135**

+0.0378

+0.2634

+0.4227*

+0.0191

+0.0596

Length of right fore wing A

B

C

+0.7095*

+0.4427*

+0.6312*

+0.3011**

+0.2108

+0.3635

**

+0.7274*

+0.2818*

+0.6297*

+0.6902*

+0.2934**

+0.5216*

+0.3538**

+0.2258

+0.3324

**

+0.7404*

+0.3582**

+0.6086*

Width of right fore wing A

B

C

+0.2444

+0.1164

+0.1831

+0.4716*

+0.1776

+0.2918

+0.3713*

+0.0861

+0.3113

*

+0.4060*

+0.3314**

+0.1121

+0.1991

-0.0764

+0.2607

Sum of widths of 3 and 4 tergites A

B

C

+0.2120

-0.1406

+0.2241

+0.2559

-0.0476

+0.1900

-0.0886

-0.0733

+0.2124

+0.9547*

+0.9546*

+0.9430*

Length of proboscis A

B

C

+0.3977*

+0.4967*

+0.5570*

+0.9091*

+0.8487*

+0.7881*

+0.3011**

+0.2108

+0.3635

**

Length of glossa A

B

C

+0.0682

+0.0288

+0.1835

+0.4311*

+0.5219*

+0.3121**

Length of mentum A

B

C

+0.6565*

+0.8838*

+0.8355*

*Correlation coefficient is highly significant.

**Correlation coefficient is significant but not highly so.