Eusociality in the beetleAustroplatypus incompertus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

  title={Eusociality in the beetleAustroplatypus incompertus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)},
  author={Deborah S. Kent and John A. Simpson},

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