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Subsozialphänomene beioncopeltus fasciatus Dall (Heteroptera, Lygæidæ)

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Subsozialverhalten bei den WanzenOncopeltus fasciatus (Dall.) undPyrrhocoris apterus (L.) wird beschrieben. Assoziationen bilden sich aufgrund intraspezifischer Attraktion. Die Assoziationen stellen offene Systeme dar; Zu- und Abwandern von Individuen ist jederzeit möglich. Die biologische Bedeutung des Subsozialverhaltens wird diskutiert.


Subsocial behaviour of the bugsOncopeltus fasciatus (Dallas) andPyrrhocoris apterus (L.) is described.

Aggregations are formed by reason of intraspecific attraction.

Aggregations are current systems.

Each individual can leave or join to the aggregation at any time.

The biological function of the subsocial behaviour is discussed.

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Bongers, J. Subsozialphänomene beioncopeltus fasciatus Dall (Heteroptera, Lygæidæ). Ins. Soc 15, 309–317 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02225853

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