Kim van der Linde , Bas Zwaan , Jacques J. M. van Alphen & Paul M. Brakefield.
Presentation given at the 15 th annual meeting of the Netherlands Entomological Society , Groningen , the Netherlands.
Allometry for sexual size dimorphism (SSD) has been found in many taxonomic
groups and has led to the formulation of Rensch's rule. This rule predicts that
SSD increases with increasing body size when males are the larger sex, while
SSD decreases with increasing body size when females are the larger sex. Here I
will investigate the existence of Rensch's rule for the Panamanian Drosophila community.