RECORD: Darwin, C. R. n.d. Abstract of Latreille, Considerations nouvelles et generales sur les insectes vivant en société. CUL-DAR73.19. Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/).

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe 3.2014. RN1

NOTE: Reference: Latreille, P. A. 1817. Considerations nouvelles et generales sur les insectes vivant en société. Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris) 3: 391-410.

Reproduced with the permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


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Memoires du Museum. Tom. 3. "Sur les insectes vivant en Societé"

p. 407. In the family of Bees those which form the genre des nomades lay their eggs in the nest of other bees — so cuckoo habit!

p. 408. The neuters of the Amazonian ants (which make prisoners) have jaws for fighting which make it impossible for them to work. one ant takes 2 species prisoners. — In the Termites the neuters are soldiers, the immature ones doing all the work. — How remarkable it is (like case of Asclepias & Orchis) that Termites which are neuropterous & Ants, Bees &c which are Hymenopterous, shd each have sterile females, i.e. neuters which do work necessary for the existence of the Society.


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