Queens of these taxa emerge as adults with short non-functional wings. The thorax of these brachypterous queens retains unfused flight sclerites (unlike ergatoid queens), and it is thus very distinct from that of conspecific workers. The short wings are often broken within hours of emergence, and the impression is left of a queen capable of flying
Pages in category "Brachypterous Queen"
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