真社会性昆虫とくにアシナガバチ亜科における多女王制をめぐる諸問題
Multi-queen social systems in eusocial insects, particularly among the Polistinae

Yosiaki ITO
2002 Nihon Seitai Gakkaishi  
Cobnies of many tropical pohstine wasp species have multiple queens . However , recent studies have shown that effective queens comprlse Qnly one to a few individuals at the stage of ! he colony cyde when new reproductives are produced ( cyclical oligogyny ) . The present article addresses the following three issues which a πe stili unresolved : ( 1 ) There is a paucity ofevidence f{)rcyclical oligogyny even in some species having huge colonies of more than ten thousand workers and several
more » ... rs and several thousand queens . ( 2)Coexistence of multiple egg − layers in Ropa ' idia rufoptagiata may be explained by ideas other than the cyclical oligogyny − kin seiection hypothesis .
doi:10.18960/seitai.52.3_355 fatcat:vpwlxbxwtvejjclz7nefv2mtaa