social insect


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Noun1.social insect - an insect that lives in a colony with other insects of the same species
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
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This is because all members of a social insect colony form a reproductive entity composed of the reproductive queens and males and their sterile workers.
Honey bee is a highly sophisticated social insect that has evolved over millions of years.
The naked mole rat is the only mammal known that lives like a social insect, in colonies dominated by an oversized "queen" which mates with one or two males.
Through discourse analysis, she reveals the underlying power relations within early descriptions of human and social insect social organization that turned on anthropomorphic accounts of insect behaviour.
They look at foraging decisions, patterns and strategies; using and transferring information; and modeling social insect foraging.
We can clearly see how a social insect society can effectively select food sources in a changing environment.
Main Concept: The student will be able to name the 4 social insect families, and tell how social insects differ from other animal groups as well as how they differ from other insects.
For example, several researchers have found that social insect parasites lose many traits characteristic of higher grades of sociality (e.
concern that develops strategies and technologies for various businesses, readily admits that he was not the first to see how his work studying social insect colonies could be applied to the management of complex corporations.
Control of reproduction in social insect colonies: individual and collective relatedness preferences in the paper wasp, Polistes annularis.

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