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Apidologie

, 42:211 | Cite as

First discovery of a rare polygyne colony in the stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata (Apidae, Meliponini)

  • Denise Araujo Alves
  • Cristiano Menezes
  • Vera Lucia Imperatriz-Fonseca
  • Tom Wenseleers
Scientific Note

Keywords

polygyny relatedness reproductive skew stingless bees 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denise Araujo Alves
    • 1
  • Cristiano Menezes
    • 2
  • Vera Lucia Imperatriz-Fonseca
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tom Wenseleers
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratório de Abelhas, Departamento de Ecologia, IBUniversidade de São PauloSão Paulo, São PauloBrasil
  2. 2.Laboratório de Abelhas, Departamento de Biologia, FFCLRPUniversidade de São PauloRibeirão Preto, São PauloBrasil
  3. 3.Laboratory of Entomology, Zoological InstituteCatholic University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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