Policing Insect Societies

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Science  07 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5706, pp. 54-56
DOI: 10.1126/science.1106934

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Evolution Policing is a feature not only of human society but also of social insect societies, being prevalent among certain species of bee, wasp, and ant. In their Perspective, Ratnieks and Wenseleers take an in-depth look at policing in insect societies and discuss whether insect policing could perhaps shed light on better ways to police human societies.