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(of a social insect) having more than one egg-laying queen in each colony.
- ‘In the present study, we use the parameters provided by reproductive skew models as a guideline for factors that may determine reproductive sharing in polygyne ants.’
- ‘South American fire ant species falling outside the socially polymorphic clade are not known to exhibit polygyne colony social organization.’
- ‘Colonies of the monogyne type are headed by a single egg-laying queen, whereas those of the polygyne type contain multiple queens.’
- ‘This result conforms to previous findings in other polygyne wasps, where nestmate queens were usually significantly related (reviewed by Crozier and Pamilo 1996).’
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