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Hammering, mauling, and kissing: stereotyped courtship behavior in Cardiocondyla ants

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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Abstract

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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Item Type:Article
Date:2007
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Identification Number:
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10.1007/s00040-007-0960-7DOI
Keywords:Cardiocondyla; mating behavior; male polymorphism; sexual selection
Subjects:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Owner: Ute Lange
Deposited On:09 Feb 2009 11:24
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:36
Item ID:5666
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