Queen and worker policing in the monogynous and monandrous ant, Diacamma sp.

Abstract

Policing behavior that prevents workers from laying male eggs was examined in the monogynous and monandrous ponerine ant Diacamma sp. from Japan, in which a singly mated worker called a “gamergate” reproduces as the functional queen in each colony. Since oviposition by virgin workers is rare in the presence of a gamergate, we separated a portion of workers… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002650050608

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