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CHALEPOXENUS-BRUNNEUS A WORKERLESS DEGENERATE SLAVE-MAKER ANT (HYMENOPTERA FORMICIDAE)

Buschinger, Alfred and Cagniant, Henry and Erhardt, Werner and Heinze, Jürgen (1988) CHALEPOXENUS-BRUNNEUS A WORKERLESS DEGENERATE SLAVE-MAKER ANT (HYMENOPTERA FORMICIDAE). Psyche (Cambridge) 95 (3-4), pp. 253-264.

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Abstract

Chalepoxenus brunneus, found in only one very small site in the Great Atlas of Morocco, represents a workless parasitic species which is derived from actively dulotic congeners ("degenerate slavemaker"). The host species is Leptothorax cf. marocanus. The C. b. queen apparently eliminates the host colony queen by stinging her. She also stings to death a considerable part of the host colony ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:1988
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Keywords:Behavior; Communication; Development; Ecology (Environmental Sciences); Endocrine System (Chemical Coordination and Homeostasis); Parasitology; Pathology; 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 09:24
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:48
Item ID:8433
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