Behavioural data on the production of males by workers in the stingless bee Melipona favosa (Apidae, Meliponinae)
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Male production was studied in four queenright M. favosa colonies by permanent and long duration observation of egg-laying and subsequent bee emergence. Workers produced males in all colonies; they produced 94.5% of all males.
Key words:Melipona, laying workers, male production, sexuals.
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