lecture 12 - Degrees of Sociality for Insects Solitary...

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Degrees of Sociality for Insects Solitary Subsocial - adults care for young Subsocial I - mother and daughters live in same nest Subsocial II – as above; and cooperate Parasocial Communal - adults of one generation use a composite nest Quasisocial - " " and cooperate in brood care Semisocial - same as quasisocial but some work and others reproduce (castes) Eusocial - cooperative brood care, reproductive castes, overlap of generations
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Eusociality Honeybee is the classic model Different from communal nesters: Caste system Multiple generations in a colony
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Seasonal Development of the Colony Swarming: reproduction of the colony when a colony becomes overpopulated and congested New queens are produced Usually, the old queen leaves the nest with a group of bees to initiate a new nest. A daughter queen inherits the parental nest and any remaining adults
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A Swarm Looking for New Home
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Find Suitable Nest Site
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In The New Nest Resume operations as before
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In The Old Nest New queen engages in nuptial flight Mates with several males (average is
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2010 for the course ENTOMOLOGY ent 104 taught by Professor Edwinlewis during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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lecture 12 - Degrees of Sociality for Insects Solitary...

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