"An insect society that possesses features of organization analogous to the physiological processes of individual organism" (Th. SEELEY, 1989, p.548).
The term was coined by W.M. WHEELER (1919). It was a forerunner of the organismic viewpoint and of self-organization and dissipative structuration models.
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