Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Gyne

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1227

A female of the reproductive caste in social Hymenoptera. It is applied to potential or actual queens of ants, bees and wasps.

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