Frequency of multiple paternity in Myrmica scabrinodis from southern Poland
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2008
Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 127–129, March 2008
How to Cite
ŚLIWIŃSKA, E. B., WITEK, M., SKÓRKA, P., OSIKOWSKI, A. and WOYCIECHOWSKI, M. (2008), Frequency of multiple paternity in Myrmica scabrinodis from southern Poland. Entomological Science, 11: 127–129. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2007.00255.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2008
- Received 8 May 2007; accepted 30 August 2007.
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In haplodiploid insects that create social systems, more than one male may contribute to the progeny of a single female (polyandry). Little is known about the possible evolutionary benefits of multiple mating or the occurrence of this phenomenon across different species of Hymenoptera. Here we present our observations of polyandry in a Myrmica scabrinodis Nylander population from southern Poland. The estimated proportion of multiply mated queens was 0.71 and the average pedigree-effective mate number was 1.45.