Reproductive behaviour of Plectroctena mandibularis F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a ponerine ant with ergatoid queens

Villet, M.H. (1999) Reproductive behaviour of Plectroctena mandibularis F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a ponerine ant with ergatoid queens. African Entomology, 7 (2). pp. 289-291. ISSN 1021-3589

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[From the text]: The present study reports on new observations on the reproductive biology of P. mandibularis, particularly the phenology of males, mating behaviour and colony founding, that may help in deciding between alternative explanations for the occurrence of ergatoid queens in this species.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Plectroctena mandibularis; P. mandibularis; wingless; flight; fly; ponerine ants; ponerines; ergatoid; queens; Grahamstown; Burntkraal; Table Farm; Hogsback; Eastern Cape; South Africa
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Zoology & Entomology
ID Code:1273
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Deposited On:18 Dec 2008
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