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- Palavalli-Nettimi, R.; Narendra, A.
- Insectes sociaux 2018 v.65 no.4 pp. 657-662
- Formicidae, etc ; body size; ommatidia; social insects; walking; Show all 5 Subjects
- ... Insects are well known to orient using celestial cues. The pattern of polarised skylight is the dominant celestial compass information that insects use, which they detect using a specialised set of ommatidia. The number of ommatidia decreases with body size, and it is unknown how this reduction in the number of ommatidia affects the precision of orienting using celestial cues. We investigated this ...
- Melgarejo, V.; Wilson Rankin, E. E.; Loope, K. J.
- Insectes sociaux 2018 v.65 no.4 pp. 601-608
- Formicidae, etc ; Bombus impatiens; Isoptera; bees; body size; egg production; hydrocarbons; insect colonies; ovarian development; polyethism; progeny; queen pheromones; rearing; reproductive behavior; social insects; solvents; wasps; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... Social insect colonies are organized by a reproductive division of labor, in which non-reproductive workers cooperate to rear the offspring of the queen. Queen pheromones, chemical compounds produced by queens that regulate worker fertility, have been identified in a handful of bees, ants, wasps, and termites. However, recent studies on bumblebee (Bombus spp.) queen signals have yielded conflictin ...