Mercier, J.-L. and Lenoir, J.-C. and Eberhardt, A. and Frohschammer, S. and Williams, C. and Heinze, Jürgen (2007) Hammering, mauling, and kissing: stereotyped courtship behavior in Cardiocondyla ants. Insectes Sociaux 54 (4), pp. 403-411.
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Sex appears to be a rather prosaic and casual event in the life of most social Hymenoptera. In contrast, mating in the ant genus Cardiocondyla is regularly preceded by a prolonged and stereotypic courtship display. Pummeling the head of the female with mandibles and / or antennae and vibrations of the gaster, presumably stridulation, are essential parts of male courtship. The overall structure of ...
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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie|
|Keywords:||Cardiocondyla; mating behavior; male polymorphism; sexual selection|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||09 Feb 2009 11:24|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:36|