Group size, queuing and helping decisions in facultatively eusocial hover wasps

@article{Field1999GroupSQ,
  title={Group size, queuing and helping decisions in facultatively eusocial hover wasps},
  author={Jeremy Field and Gavin Shreeves and Seirian Sumner},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={45},
  pages={378-385}
}
In facultatively eusocial hover wasps, some females leave their natal nests while others choose to stay and become helpers. We tested whether the decisions of 126 newly emerged females to stay or leave depended on group size: the number of females already resident on their natal nests. We predicted that females would be less likely to stay in larger groups, where the benefits of helping are probably smaller and there is a smaller chance of inheriting the dominant position. We also predicted… CONTINUE READING

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