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2012 6 21014 individualrecogni1on polistesfuscatus

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 (Moffe_
2012)
 Supercolonies‐
Argen1ne
Ants
 nlm.nih.gov
 Wasmannian
mimicry
 •  Mimic
resembles
a
model
with
which
it
lives
 (the
nest
of
a
social
insect)
 ucdavis clinical research center Mather,ca mimic - copy mode mimic - chemical mimicry •  Chemical
mimicry
 mimic bene(it model lost and predator (itness lost bene(icial •  Example‐

 lycaenid
bu_erfly
larvae
 (Hojo
et
al.
2014)
 5
 2/10/14
 Caste
Recogni1on
 •  Cu1cular
hydrocarbons
 •  Honey
bee‐
Queen
Pheromone
 –  A_racts
workers
(licking,
antenna1ng)
 –  Inhibits
worker
ovarian
development
 –  Plays
role
in
nestmate
recogni1on
 pnas.org
 Recogni1on
of
Mother
 •  Colonies
with
mul1ple
queens
 •  Kin‐selec1on:
benefit
more
from
increasing
 mother’s
fitness
than
unrelated
queen’s
 fitness
 Special
Case:
Individual
Recogni1on
 indivdiual insect recognize another insect speci(ically rather than just belonging in a nest (Tibbe_s
et
al.
2012)
 6
 2/10/14
 Individual
Recogni1on‐

 Polistes
fuscatus
 social, not eusocial, foundresses - reproductive - foundress stage - dominance (ight est. hiearchy. •  Mul1ple
foundresses
establish
a
nest...
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