social insects

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social insects: 1. The ants, termites and some bees and wasps in which individuals of the same species cooperate in caring for the young, a reproductive division of labor is present, and an overlap of at least two generations in life stages contributing to the colony; eusocial insects.

2. A social insect that belongs to either a presocial or eusocial species.