The social biology of domiciliary cockroaches: colony structure, kin recognition and collective decisions

@article{Lihoreau2012TheSB,
  title={The social biology of domiciliary cockroaches: colony structure, kin recognition and collective decisions},
  author={Mathieu Lihoreau and J. T. Costa and Colette Rivault},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={445-452}
}
A substantial body of research on eusocial insects seen in the last decades has gone hand-in-hand with the development of social evolution theory. In contrast, little attention has been given to the non-eusocial insect species that nevertheless exhibit a rich spectrum of social behaviours, thus effectively skewing our vision of insect sociality. Recent studies on the behaviour, ecology and genetic of “gregarious” cockroaches (Blattodea) have revealed a diversity of social structures and group… CONTINUE READING
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