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This study examines within-nest behaviour of E. tridentata, a native Australian allodapine bee. This species has the largest known colony sizes of any allodapine bee and exhibits striking size variation among female nestmates suggesting that they may be regarded as highly eusocial. A behavioural...

Author(s)
Steen, Z.; Schwarz, M. P.
Citation
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia Incorporated, 1998, 122, 1/2, pp 55-63
Abstract

Clear hollow plastic rings were used to observe the interactions between 42 pairs of field-collected L (C.) hemichalceum females either from the same nest, from different nests in the same nest aggregation, or from different aggregations, and 24 pairs of laboratory-reared bees. Agonistic behaviour...

Author(s)
Kukuk, P. F.
Citation
Ethology, 1992, 91, 4, pp 291-300