Individual versus social complexity, with particular reference to ant colonies

  title={Individual versus social complexity, with particular reference to ant colonies},
  author={C. Anderson and D. W. McShea},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • C. Anderson, D. W. McShea
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • Insect societies – colonies of ants, bees, wasps and termites – vary enormously in their social complexity. Social complexity is a broadly used term that encompasses many individual and colony‐level traits and characteristics such as colony size, polymorphism and foraging strategy. A number of earlier studies have considered the relationships among various correlates of social complexity in insect societies; in this review, we build upon those studies by proposing additional correlates and show… CONTINUE READING
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