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- Loope, Kevin J.; Millar, Jocelyn G.; Wilson Rankin, Erin E.
- Biological invasions 2018 v.20 no.12 pp. 3431-3444
- Formicidae, etc ; Vespula pensylvanica; bioassays; ecological invasion; hydrocarbons; indigenous species; invasive species; nestmate recognition; polygyny; winter; yellowjackets; California; Hawaii; Show all 13 Subjects
- ... In geographic regions with warm winters, invasive yellowjacket wasp colonies (genus Vespula) often exhibit polygyny (multiple queens) and persist for multiple years, despite these phenomena being rare in the native range. Here, we test the hypothesis that polygyny, caused by foreign queens being accepted into an existing colony, is the result of relaxed nestmate recognition in the invasive range, ...