Nesting biology of a tropical myrmicine ant, Myrmicaria arachnoides (Formicidae), in West Java, Indonesia

Bakhtiar Effendi Yahya, and Yamane, Seiki (2006) Nesting biology of a tropical myrmicine ant, Myrmicaria arachnoides (Formicidae), in West Java, Indonesia. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 15 (2). pp. 307-316. ISSN 1070-9428

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Abstract

Nesting biology of a myrmicine ant, Myrmicaria arachnoides, was studied on Java island, Indonesia. The colonies were polydomous and polygynous. Nests of a colony were located close to each other on different leaves of a tree. The number of dealated queens was positively correlated with the numbers of nests, adult workers and immatures, but not with the numbers of males and new queens present. Adaptive aspects of nesting site, polygyny and polydomy are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Opaciventris emery formicidae, Colonies, Density
Subjects: ?? QL461-599.82 ??
Divisions: SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 10:22
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 01:50
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/1130

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