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F Ito and J Billen (1998)

Larval hemolymph feeding and oophagy: Behavior of queen and workers in the primitive Ponerine ant Prionopelta kraepelini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 128(2):201-209.

The behavior of the queen and workers in the amblyoponine ant Prionopelta kraepelini was observed and compared with that of the queen and workers of FI amabilis. The queen fed mainly on larval hemolymph by pinching the larval body. Workers often laid trophic eggs, most of which were given to larvae. The foraging and recruitment behavior of workers were similar to P. amabilis.

ants; Ponerinae; Prionopelta; oophagy; recruitment; larval hemolymph feeding
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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