volume 166, issue 7, P555-564 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12701
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Andrés S. Martínez, Maité Masciocchi, Natalia Pisman, José M. Villacide, Juan C. Corley

Abstract: Abstract In order to increase the probability of reproduction, social insects can adopt various mate‐finding strategies, such as increasing densities of males at specific locations, and/or visual and chemical cues that attract the opposite sex. In field and laboratory studies we investigated strategies used by the invasive eusocial wasp Vespula germanica (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). In tethered flight assays, we established contrasting flight patterns in females and males that may partly explain how r…

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