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    Experts have discovered a South American species that is exclusively female and reproduces asexually by cloning the queen. Reproduction without sex is fairly
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 16, 2009
      Experts have discovered a South American species that is exclusively female and reproduces asexually by cloning the queen.
      Reproduction without sex is fairly common in the ant world, but the Mycocepurus smithii is the first known to be a male-free species. The phenomenon takes the stress out of finding a mate and may help keep the peace in colonies, the scientists believe.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/5163589/Females-get-along-fine-without-males---in-the-world-of-tropical-ants.html

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