Nestmate recognition in Parischnogaster striatula (Hymenoptera Stenogastrinae), visual and olfactory recognition cues.

@article{Zanetti2001NestmateRI,
  title={Nestmate recognition in Parischnogaster striatula (Hymenoptera Stenogastrinae), visual and olfactory recognition cues.},
  author={P. Zanetti and Francesca R Dani and Silvia Destri and Daniele Fanelli and Alessandro Massolo and Gloriano Moneti and Giuseppe Pieraccini and Stefano Turillazzi},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={
          1013-1020
        }
}
The recognition of nestmates from alien individuals is a well known phenomenon in social insects. In the stenogastrine wasp Parischnogaster striatula, we investigated the ability of females to recognize nestmates and the cues on which such recognition is based. Recognition of nestmates was observed in naturally occurring interactions between wasps approaching a nest and the resident females on that nest. This recognition was confirmed in experiments in which nestmates or alien conspecifics were… CONTINUE READING

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