Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 52 - Animal Behavior - 52.6 - Social Interactions Shape the Evolution of Behavior - 52.6 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1138: 3


Eusociality is common in hymenopterans because the queen contains all the sperm necessary for fertilization. In bees, the queen controls which bees fertilize into diploid females and which remain as haploid males. Because of this, animal species such as bees, wasps and ants maintain eusociality.

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