In ants, sterile males are produced when genetically related ants (like brothers and sisters) mate.

25 Nov 2015

In ants, sterile males are produced when genetically related ants (like brothers and sisters) mate. In Vollenhovia emeryi, males are recognizable by their darker bodies, workers are wingless, and queens are slightly bigger than the other ants. Ant images modified from: https://www.antweb.org/description.do?rank=species&genus=vollenhovia&species=emeryi&project=

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