Different Insect Species Use Different Chemicals to Identify Queens

For years it was thought that ants, wasps, and other eusocial insects used a common class of chemical compounds to distinguish queens from workers and other members of their colonies or hives. However, new research shows that these chemical signals are very different, even between closely related species. “These chemical signatures are incredibly important, because […]

Source: Entomology Today

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