Multi-level social organisation and nest-drifting behaviour in a eusocial insect

Seirian Sumner
Stable social groups usually consist of families. However, recent studies have revealed higher-level social structure, with interactions between family groups across different levels of social organisation in multiple species. The explanations for why this apparently paradoxical behaviour arises appear to be varied but remain unclear. Here we use automated radio-tagging data from over 1000 wasps from 91 nests and social network analyses of over 30,000 nest-visitation records to describe and explain interactions across levels of...
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