||Living alone, not gregarious (Thompson, 1995).
||Solitary with no defined territory.
||Solitary but with a defined territory
||Living in groups or communities or growing in clusters (Thompson, 1995); where the organisms actively seek out members of the same species as adults, juveniles or larvae for protection from the environment or predators, or for breeding.
|Colonial (e.g. sea birds)
||Living in large colonies of individuals - in the same area from season to season - usually for breeding purposes.
||Cooperative groups of the same species e.g., social insects, packs of mammals etc.
|Small social group (tribe, pride, pack, or pod)
||Small groups of individuals that work together for mutual benefit, often held together by familial (matriarchal or patriarchal) bonds, e.g. a pack of wolves, a pod of dolphins, a pride or lions, a tribe of humans.
|Large social group (insect colonies)
||Large colonies of individuals cooperating for mutual benefit, made up of thousands or more individuals, often with a dominant matriarch, e.g. social insects, bees, ants, termites etc.