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Quasisocial means co-operative brood care by a single generation of adults in a common nest site, it differs from eusociality by not having reproductive caste differentiation and generational overlap. The term "quasiocial" was introduced in 1966 by Suzanne Batra and given a more definitive meaning by E. O. Wilson. as one of the four categories of insect social behaviour. Quasisocial behaviour is found in the Hymenoptera, spiders and some other invertebrates.
- ↑ http://phoenix.nal.usda.gov/bitstream/10113/39270/1/IND44289070.pdf
- ↑ IUSSI Indian Chapter Newsletter Vol 1, No.2 Sept. 1987
- ↑ Batra, S. W. T. 1966: Nests and social behavior of halictine bees of India (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). — Indian J. Entomol 28 375-393.
- ↑ Wilson, E. O. 1971: The insect societies. — Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Cambridge. Massachusetts.
- ↑ Furey, R.E. 1997 Two cooperatively social populations of the theridiid spider Anelosimus studiosus in a temperate region; Animal Behaviour 56(3) 727-735
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