Definition of Sociality

Sociality is an ecological term that is defined as the extent to which the individuals belonging to the animal population tend to associate and socialize with each other. They consequently form social groups and they eventually lead to cooperative societies. This is a response to the pressure that evolution has put on the population.


Example of Sociality:

Take an example of a mother wasp which keeps herself near to its larvae so that the parasites are unable to harm it. The most important and prime characteristic of sociality between the animals is a parental investment. Such animals who care for their offsprings but have no other trait of sociality are said to be subsocial.

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