ITtongue: Converts IT measures tongue length for bees.

Description Usage Arguments Value References Examples

Description

Calculates tongue length (mm) from Cariveau et al. (2015) using intertegular distance values (IT).

Usage

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ITtongue(IT, family, mouthpart = "all")

Arguments

IT

A vector of bee intertegular spans (IT) measurments in cm.

family

a vector of bee families. Only implemented 5 out of the extant 7 families: "Andrenidae", "Apidae", "Colletidae", "Halictidae", "Megachilidae".

mouthpart

The mouth part you are interested in. Options are "all", glossa", "prementum" and "tongue" (i.e. gloss + prementum)

Value

A dataframe with bee tongue length (mm) is returned for each bees species.

References

Cariveau, Nayak, Bartomeus, Zientek, Ascher, Winfree (2015) The allometry of bee tongue length an its uses in ecology and evolution

Examples

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ITtongue(c(10,5,2), family = c("Andrenidae", "Apidae", "Colletidae"))
ITtongue(c(10,5,2), family = c("Andrenidae", "Apidae", "Colletidae"), mouthpart = "tongue")

ibartomeus/BeeIT documentation built on May 18, 2019, 1:29 a.m.