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Table 1 Comparing males collected inside colonies with males collected at aggregations

From: Competitive males have higher quality sperm in a monogamous social bee

Colony Number of marked males Number of marked males collected inside the colonies Number of marked males collected at aggregations Proportion of marked males collected at aggregations (%)
1 507 31 51 10
2 461 30 32 7
3 362 30 24 6
4 110 26 2 2
5 77 2 1 1
  1. Assessing mating success 2: persistence in aggregations
  2. Data are presented for number of marked males, number of marked males collected inside the colonies 15 days after marking, and number and proportion of males collected at aggregations during the 2 weeks of inspection