functional haplometrosis

functional haplometrosis
A colony in which an initial pleometrotic association of females undergoes a change, resulting in a haplometrotic society of the original females, presided over by one of them; functional monogyny; see permanent haplometrosis, temporary haplometrosis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • permanent haplometrosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A colony that is founded by a single female whose initial offspring are sterile females, then later towards the end of the annual cycle reproductives are produced; see temporary haplometrosis, functional haplometrosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • temporary haplometrosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In early colony development of social insects, a single female (queen) initiates development and is either joined by its offspring or females from other colonies, producing a pleometrotic society; see functional… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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