Aggression and resource sharing among foundresses in the social wasp Polistes dominulus: testing transactional theories of conflict

Abstract

Tug-of-war models of within-group conflict predict that the frequency of conflict will be positively related to the degree of reproductive sharing within the group; in contrast, a negative relationship supports transactional models, in which reproductive payments among group members limit the degree of within-group selfishness. We tested predictions of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002650000240