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Patience is a virtue for invading wasp females

Patience is a virtue for invading wasp females

In social insects, like honey bees, the queen is usually the only one making babies. All other females are subordinate and sterile.The reason natural selection doesn’t weed out this behavior is thought to be because all the subordinate females are nearly genetically identical to the queen. In other words, as long as the queen is … Continue reading