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I came across three terms in an article on pseudocopulation. However I don't quite understand what it means.

They are:

1) solitary and haplodiploid

2) social and haplodiploid

3) diploid

These are mentioned in reference to pollinator mating systems in orchids. Could anyone please explain the above mentioned terms?

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    $\begingroup$ Can you provide a link to the article you read so I have context. I assume from the terms that the terms refer to the insect pollinators but I would like to be certain before I answer. $\endgroup$ – Michael S Taylor Aug 20 '14 at 12:03
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As 3cat already stated, the terms actually refer to the pollinators. While solitary and social describe the behavioural traits (see this wikipedia article), diploid and haplodiploid give information about the chromosome number of the pollinators (see here and here).

The descriptions in the article depict different combinations of both characteristics.

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