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The endocrinology and evolution of tropical social wasps: from casteless groups to high societies
The endocrinology and behavior of three social vespid wasps was studied in northeast Brazil (São Cristóvão, Sergipe) from 2010-2011. There were two main objectives of this work: to test a hypothesis on the origin of reproductive castes (i.e. queen and worker phenotypes) in a communal species (Zethus miniatus: Eumeninae), and ...