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SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF LEPTOTHORAX ACERVORUM FROM ALASKA (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE)

Heinze, Jürgen and Ortius, Diethe (1991) SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF LEPTOTHORAX ACERVORUM FROM ALASKA (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE). Psyche (Cambridge) 98 (2-3), pp. 227-240.

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Abstract

Colonies of the holartic ant Leptothorax (s. str.) acervorum from Alaskan shrub tundra habitats are facultatively polygynous; however, aggression among female reproductives occurs and might occassionally lead to functional monogyny. High-ranking gynes are highly mobile and initiate attacks randomly, without having exact knowledge on the indentify of the opponent, but recognition of individual or ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:1991
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Keywords:Behavior ; Ecology (Environmental Sciences) ; Physiology ; Reproductive System (Reproduction)
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:No
Owner: Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Deposited On:03 Jul 2009 07:49
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:48
Item ID:8425
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