Chapter 5. Brood Protection in Social Insects

  1. Monika Hilker Editor and
  2. Torsten Meiners Editor
  1. Manfred Ayasse and
  2. Robert J. Paxton

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760253.ch5

Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition

Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition

How to Cite

Ayasse, M. and Paxton, R. J. (2003) Brood Protection in Social Insects, in Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition (eds M. Hilker and T. Meiners), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760253.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405100083

Online ISBN: 9780470760253

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Keywords:

  • social insects;
  • brood protection;
  • chemical barriers;
  • egg cannibalism;
  • chemical weapons

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Interspecific Brood Defence

  • Interspecific Brood Defence

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgements