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- 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 ...