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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Individual recognition and aggressive behavior in the paper wasp Polistes lanio (Hymenoptera : Vespidae)
Author: Braun, MR
Loyola, RD
Kubota, U
Perre, P
Abstract: Aggressive behavior is widespread amongeusocial insects. We investigated the relationship between aggressiveness against intruders and their origin using a common species of paper wasp (Polistes lanio) as a study model. We expected that aggressive behavior Would be much more prominent between distantly located colonies than closely-located ones. We studied three unequally-spaced colonies whose distances varied from 2.5 to 9.2 in. Adults were marked with atoxic ink and presented to each studied colony. Behavioral responses of resident wasps to conspecific intruders were evaluated. Aggressiveness was strongly and positively related to the distance between colonies. This could prevent larviphagy inside the invaded colony, enhancing colony fitness.
Subject: aggressiveness
colony fitness
social wasps
Country: EUA
Editor: California State Univ
Citation: Sociobiology. California State Univ, v. 51, n. 3, n. 741, n. 748, 2008.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2008
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