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Biology and evolution of social insects

Biology and evolution of social insects

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Published by Leuven University Press in Leuven, Belgium .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insect societies.,
  • Insects -- Evolution.,
  • Insects -- Behavior.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Johan Billen.
    ContributionsBillen, Johan., European Congress on Social Insects (1st : 1991 : University of Leuven)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL496 .B56 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 390 p. :
    Number of Pages390
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1519792M
    ISBN 109061864879
    LC Control Number93206308


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