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Insect social parasites: behavioural genomics models for understanding the basis of phenotypic evolution

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Female body size, weight and fat storage rather than nestmateship determine male attraction in the invasive yellow-legged hornet Vespa velutina nigrithorax

Author(s): Federico Cappa, Alessandro Cini, Irene Pepiciello, Iacopo Petrocelli, Rita Cervo
Published in: Ethology Ecology & Evolution, Issue 31/1, 2018, Page(s) 73-85, ISSN 0394-9370
DOI: 10.1080/03949370.2018.1501437

Inquiline social parasites as tools to unlock the secrets of insect sociality

Author(s): Alessandro Cini, Seirian Sumner, Rita Cervo
Published in: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 374/1769, 2019, Page(s) 20180193, ISSN 0962-8436
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2018.0193

Adult–larval vibrational communication in paper wasps: the role of abdominal wagging in Polistes dominula

Author(s): Irene Pepiciello, Alessandro Cini, Rachele Nieri, Valerio Mazzoni, Rita Cervo
Published in: The Journal of Experimental Biology, Issue 221/20, 2018, Page(s) jeb186247, ISSN 0022-0949
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.186247

Why we love bees and hate wasps

Author(s): Seirian Sumner, Georgia Law, Alessandro Cini
Published in: Ecological Entomology, Issue 43/6, 2018, Page(s) 836-845, ISSN 0307-6946
DOI: 10.1111/een.12676