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Integrative taxonomy: a multisource approach to exploring biodiversity.
Good alpha taxonomy is central to biology. On the basis of a survey of arthropod studies that used multiple disciplines for species delimitation, we evaluated the performance of single disciplines.Expand
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A multidisciplinary approach reveals cryptic diversity in Western Palearctic Tetramorium ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
Diversity of ants of the Tetramorium caespitum/impurum complex was investigated in a multidisciplinary study. Focusing on morphologically hardly distinguishable Western Palearctic samples, weExpand
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Convergent evolution of wingless reproductives across all subfamilies of ants, and sporadic loss of winged queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
F light is a one-off event in ants, hence after mating, the wing muscles of winged queens can function as protein reserves during independent colony foundation (ICF). Another strategy occurring inExpand
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Stable N-isotope signatures of central European ants – assessing positions in a trophic gradient
Abstract.Studies employing stable isotope technology have greatly contributed to understanding trophic relationships of tropical ants, but temperate-zone ants remain under-explored. We studied δ15NExpand
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Tetramorium tsushimae, a New Invasive Ant in North America
Combining molecular and morphological evidence, an invasive ant in Missouri and Illinois, USA, is identified as Tetramorium tsushimae Emery, 1925, a polygynous-polycalic species native to East Asia.Expand
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The Evolution of Invasiveness in Garden Ants
It is unclear why some species become successful invaders whilst others fail, and whether invasive success depends on pre-adaptations already present in the native range or on characters evolvingExpand
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Specificity and transmission mosaic of ant nest-wall fungi
Mutualism, whereby species interact to their mutual benefit, is extraordinary in a competitive world. To recognize general patterns of origin and maintenance from the plethora of mutualisticExpand
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Assessing ant assemblages: pitfall trapping versus nest counting (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
Abstract.Pitfall trapping and nest counting are the most common census methods for ant assemblages. We examined the concordance between pitfall catches and nest counts on dry grassland. Spearman rankExpand
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Host specificity revisited: New data on Myrmica host ants of the lycaenid butterfly Maculinea rebeli
Larvae of Maculinea rebeli, one of the most endangered European butterflies, are obligatory social parasites of Myrmica ants. At present, this relationship is thought to be highly specific, withExpand
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Phylogeny and evolutionary history of queen polymorphic Myrmecina ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
The phylogenetic relationships in the myrmicine ant genus Myrmecina were analyzed using 1,281 bp of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I gene. Intermorphic queens observed in M. graminicolaExpand
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