Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Végétale

Titre du document

New parasitic ants of the genus Kyidris , with notes on ecology and behavior

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Syst_veg6_v2_017230
Auteur(s)
  • E. O. Wilson 1
  • W. L. Brown Jr. 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Harvard University, USA
Résumé

Two new species of the dacetine ant genusKyidris from New Guinea are described. These were always found in mixed colonies with the larger, polymorphic dacetine speciesStrumigenys loriae Emery, which often occurs independently and is generally abundant in the lowland rain forests of New Guinea. The relationship of theKyidris to theStrumigenys is interpreted as a very primitive level of permanent, obligatory, nondulotic parasitism. Multiple queens of both genera occur together, and the brood is completely mixed. The worker population of the parasite is very large, and in one colony studied almost equaled that of the host. The parasite workers contribute to the colony labor by food-gathering and brood-handling, but are relatively inefficient in these tasks; they apparently do not participate in nest building at all.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - entomology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Insect Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - entomology
Identifiant ISTEX
81902FA78F899EFB699DB53613F583FB9A6ADFCC
Revue

Insectes Sociaux

Année de publication
1956
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Score qualité du texte
8.5
Version PDF
1.3
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Journal
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