Caste: Worker Polyethism in the Social Hymenoptera

Elva Joan Hilda Robinson, Jennifer Jandt

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Social Insects
EditorsStarr Chris K.
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2020

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  • social insects
  • division of labor
  • division of labour
  • caste
  • ecology
  • task allocation
  • Task partitioning
  • foraging
  • age polyethism
  • polymorphism
  • physiology
  • bees
  • ants
  • wasps
  • termites
  • eusociality

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