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To what extent is the number of immature eggs from dissected, newly emerged individuals a reasonable approximation for maximum/potential fecundity in insects (more specifically beetles)? I know that many species must feed for the eggs to become mature and viable. However, can a comparison between species on immature eggs still be used to capture the range of maximum fecundity between species or to accurately rank species from low---high fecundity?

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