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Table 1 Number of combs, brood production, and colony population in the analyzed colonies of Metapolybia docilis. Percentage in parentheses.

From: Shape differences rather than size differences between castes in the Neotropical swarm-founding wasp Metapolybia docilis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Epiponini)

Nest Location Colony phase Cells Estimated n. of generations Females Males
   Empty with eggs With larvae With pupae total   Workers Queens  
Igaçaba – São Paulo State Worker-producing 123 108 268 321 820 1 197 23 0
   (15.0) (13.2) (32.7) (39.2)    (89.6) (10.5)  
Igaçaba – São Paulo State Male-producing 313 42 26 6 387 2 165 4 7
   (79.9) (10.9) (6.7) (1.6)    (93.8) (2.3) (3.98)
Pedregulho – São Paulo State Pre-emergence 41 19 0 0 60 0 64 9 0
   (68.3) (31.7)      (87.7) (12.3)  
Nova Xavantina – Mato Grosso State absconding - - - - - - 44 1 0
         (97.8) (2.2)  
Ribeirão Preto – São Paulo State Swarm - - - - - - 11 7 0
         (61.1) (38.9)