The ecology of nest movement in social insects.

  title={The ecology of nest movement in social insects.},
  author={Terrence P. McGlynn},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  • T. McGlynn
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Annual review of entomology
Social insect colonies are typically mobile entities, moving nests from one location to another throughout the life of a colony. The majority of social insect species-ants, bees, wasps, and termites-have likely adopted the habit of relocating nests periodically. The syndromes of nest relocation include legionary nomadism, unstable nesting, intrinsic nest relocation, and adventitious nest relocation. The emergence of nest movement is a functional response to a broad range of potential selective… 

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