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In the facultatively social species X. pubescens net reproductive success in general is higher in solitary nests than in social nests. Under unfavourable conditions, however, during which competition for pollen or nesting substrate is severe, net reproductive success is higher for socially nesting...

Hogendoorn, K.
Proceedings of the Section Experimental and Applied Entomology of the Netherlands Entomological Society, 1991, 2, pp 123-128

The regulation of social behaviour in the social species of Halictinae studied is described for various colony conditions. The results of the study are used for a discussion of the evolution from solitary to social behaviour in the Halictinae. It is pointed out that sociality is more marked in...

Plateaux-Quénu, C.
Année Biologique, 1993, 32, 4, pp 205-227