Individually distinctive facial patterning without a signal value: a case of ‘missing’ social knowledge in the paper wasp Polistes versicolor?

@article{Souza2017IndividuallyDF,
  title={Individually distinctive facial patterning without a signal value: a case of ‘missing’ social knowledge in the paper wasp Polistes versicolor?},
  author={Andre R. R. Souza and Gabrazane Ven{\^a}ncio Marques Teixeira and Fabio S Nascimento},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={71},
  pages={1-12}
}
Inter-specific variation in the occurrence of individual recognition (IR) has mostly been examined in species that differ with respect to two critical conditions necessary for such ability: presence of complex social behaviours and sender’s distinctiveness. However, variation in IR when species share such conditions is lesser known. We tested for IR in the… CONTINUE READING