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The primitive eusocial wasp Mischocyttarus cerberus forms colonies of independent foundation, without morphological differentiation among castes. Ants are natural enemies of the social wasps and defending the wasps’ nests involves chemical and active defense strategies. The aims of this work were to verify the kind of defense the wasps use most frequently(More)
The colony defense behavior of the wasp Mischocyttarus cerberus Richards (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) was studied to verify whether there were different reactions of wasps of different ages and hierarchical positions during attacks of ants. Detailed nest mapping was first performed, then the wasps were marked and were divided in four distinct categories: queens,(More)
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