The effect of juvenile hormone on temporal polyethism in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus

  title={The effect of juvenile hormone on temporal polyethism in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus},
  author={John R. Shorter and Elizabeth A. Tibbetts},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
Abstract.Juvenile hormone (JH) has an important role in the behavior of eusocial Hymenoptera. Previous work has shown that JH influences aggression and dominance behavior in primitive eusocial insects that lack discrete queen and worker castes (e.g. Bombus bees and Polistes wasps). In contrast, JH is one of the factors that mediates temporal polyethism among workers in advanced eusocial insects that have reproductive castes (e.g. Apis bees and Polybiawasps). Therefore, initial observations… 

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