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Eusociality refers to creatures with highly developed social patterns in their behavior and physiology. Such creatures generally have a central female which produces young and one or more sterile castes of workers/fighters of various levels of development.

Examples of Eusocial Animals

  • Bees
  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Naked Mole Rats

Eusociality in Science Fiction

As they operate so differently from humans, many science fiction writers have made use of eusocial lifeforms in science fiction. Many eusocial creatures in science fiction have societies that operate on psionic control in some form or another, unlike real world eusocial creatures which operate on a combination of pheromones and instinct. Generally (though not exclusively) said creatures serve as antagonists.

A few examples include...