Behaviour and Social Evolution of Wasps: The Communal Aggregation Hypothesis

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In this book, Ito presents data on tropical wasps which suggest that kin-selection has been overemphasized as an evolutionary explanation of sociality. He concentrates on the Vespidae (paper wasps and hornets), a group much discussed by evolutionary biologists because it exhibits all stages of social evolution: subsociality, primitive eusociality, and advanced eusociality. The author reports field observations by himself and others in Central America, Asia, and Australia, showing that multiple egg-layers in a nest are not ...

Behaviour and Social Evolution of Wasps: The Communal Aggregation Hypothesis 1993, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198540465

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