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Relatedness is predicted to be a key determinant of cooperative behavior, but kin discrimination within social insect colonies is surprisingly rare. A lack of reliable cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) cues is thought to be responsible, but here we show that in a high-profile paper wasp model, kin...

Author(s)
Leadbeater, E.; Dapporto, L.; Turillazzi, S.; Field, J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Behavioral Ecology, 2014, 25, 2, pp 344-351
Abstract

Author(s)
Turillazzi, S.
Publisher
Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca, New York, USA
Citation
Social biology of wasps., 1991, pp 74-98
Abstract

Polistes dominulus are social wasps which are the host of the strepsipteran endoparasite Xenos vesparum. In the hibernating phase, unparasitized and parasitized wasps leave natal nests and aggregate together in sheltered quarters. In aggregations, wasps are socially active, and some individuals...

Author(s)
Dapporto, L.; Cini, A.; Palagi, E.; Morelli, M.; Simonti, A.; Turillazzi, S.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2007, 134, 4, pp 545-552
Abstract

Colonies of the temperate species of Polistes only last for 1 season: the combs are usually built in the spring by overwintering fertile females and abandoned in autumn at the end of colony cycle. Although some old combs are still intact by the following spring, their reutilization has rarely been...

Author(s)
Giovanetti, M.; Cervo, R.; Turillazzi, S.
Citation
Insect Social Life, 1996, 1, pp 101-105
Abstract

In late spring, P. semenowi females seek established nests of P. dominulus in the pre-emergence state. Field studies conducted near Florence, Italy, involved the checking of a total of 30 nests every 7 days from May to June 1994, and twice in June 1995. Observations were also made of a single...

Author(s)
Zacchi, F.; Cervo, R.; Turillazzi, S.
Citation
Insect Social Life, 1996, 1, pp 125-130
Abstract

In social insects, recognition of nestmates from aliens is based on olfactory cues, and many studies have demonstrated that such cues are contained within the lipid layer covering the insect cuticle. These lipids are usually a complex mixture of tens of compounds in which aliphatic hydrocarbons are ...

Author(s)
Dani, F. R.; Jones, G. R.; Corsi, S.; Beard, R.; Pradella, D.; Turillazzi, S.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Chemical Senses, 2005, 30, 6, pp 477-489
Abstract

The nest-exchange technique was employed on colonies of B. j. juncea to study the degree of nest and immature brood recognition in adults. In each experiment 2 nests, at approximately the same stage of development and found in the field, were exchanged and the behaviour of the females was recorded...

Author(s)
Francescato, E.; Tindo, M.; Turillazzi, S.; Dejean, A.
Citation
Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, 1994, Special Issue, 3, pp 53-56
Abstract

An experimental study was conducted to determine if chemicals from the cuticle of a social wasp are used in nestmate recognition. These chemicals were also subsequently identified. Laboratory colonies of P. biglumis bimaculatus were presented with (1) dead nestmates and dead non-nestmates, (2) dead ...

Author(s)
Lorenzi, M. C.; Bagnères, A. G.; Clément, J. L.; Turillazzi, S.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1997, 44, 2, pp 123-138
Abstract

The time-activity budget of B. juncea juncea was studied during October 1992-November 1993 using wild colonies of wasp at the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. The amount of time spent in 5 behavioural categories (foraging, building, feeding, inactivity, and reproduction) by 52 individuals belonging ...

Author(s)
Tindo, M.; Turillazzi, S.; Dejean, A.
Citation
Journal of Insect Behavior, 1997, 10, 4, pp 571-580
Abstract

The development of colony foundations of B. j. juncea was studied both in the field (Messa quarter, Yaoundé, Cameroon) and in the laboratory. Colonies were initiated by single females who could be joined by 2-8 other (co-)foundresses, usually arising from the same maternal colony as the initial...

Author(s)
Tindo, M.; D'Agostino, P.; Francescasto, E.; Dejean, A.; Turillazzi, S.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1997, 44, 4, pp 365-377

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