Egg discrimination by workers in Diacamma sp. from Japan


In eusocial Hymenoptera, workers usually cannot mate but can lay male-destined haploid eggs. In contrast, in many species, worker reproduction is regulated by means of worker policing, which consists of two behavioral categories: aggression towards workers that have developed ovaries, and the destruction of worker-laid eggs. We focused on the latter… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-011-0205-7


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