Multiple behavioral options in a primitively social wasp,Parischnogaster mellyi

@article{Yamane1983MultipleBO,
  title={Multiple behavioral options in a primitively social wasp,Parischnogaster mellyi},
  author={Sk. Yamane and Shlichi F. Sakagami and Ryoh-ichi Ohgushi},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1983},
  volume={30},
  pages={412-415}
}
SummaryA primitively social wasp,Parischnogaster mellyi founds nests by single foundresses. As nests are often abandoned but soon reoccupied by other females, stepmother-stepdaughter associations are frequently formed. Some daughters found own nests after serving as subordinate workers in the natal nests for about 20 days. Top-dominants rarely leave the nest and probably monopolyze the oviposition, while subordinates take charge of all other tasks.ZusammenfassungIn einer anfänglich sozialen… 

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