Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Foundress

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3881

Among social insects, a fertilized female that founds a new colony. All the offspring in the colony are the sons and daughters of the foundress.

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