n. [Gr. haplos, single; metros, mother]
In Hymenoptera, the founding of a new colony by a single fertilized, egg laying queen; monometrosis.

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  • functional haplometrosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 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… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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

  • haplometrotic — a; see temporary haplometrosis, pleometrosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monometrosis — see haplometrosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pleometrosis — n. [Gr. pleion, more; metros, mother] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A colony containing two or more fertilized egglaying females (queens); social colony foundation; monometrosis; polygyny; pleometrotic a; see primarypleometrosis, periodical pleometrosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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