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The largest animal association centered on one species: the army ant Eciton burchellii and its more than 300 associates
As possibly two of the last true naturalists, Carl Rettenmeyer and his wife Marian dedicated their lives to the study of army ants and their associates. Over the course of 55 years, the RettenmeyersExpand
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Additional Techniques for Studying the behavior of wild bees
SummaryThis supplement to a paper byLinsleyet al. (1952) describes techniques for the study of socialHalictidæ as well as other bees. Methods used to judge relative ages of bees include study ofExpand
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Symbionts of societies that fission: mites as guests or parasites of army ants
1 Recently, Hughes et al. (Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 23, 672–677, 2008) have theorised that symbionts of large, long‐lived, homeostatic, and well defended social insect colonies should mostly beExpand
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Queen Retinues of Army Ants
When New World army ants emigrate to a new nest location, the queen runs in the column accompanied by a retinue of workers. This retinue is not the same group of ants which surrounds the queen in theExpand
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New species and revisionary notes on scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) associated with neotropical army ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Advances in knowledge of the host preferences ofmyrmecophilous Phoridae associated with Neotropical army ants (Ecitoninae) have been impeded by the limits of taxonomic knowledge. Recent reviews, ofExpand
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Ectosynibiosis Between Phorid Flies and Army Ants
Minute phorid flies are the most abundant myrmecophilous insects living in colonies of army ants and their refuse deposits. More than 300 colonies of army ants (Dorylinae: Ecitonini) were sampled,Expand
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NUPTIAL FLIGHTS, REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR AND COLONY FOUNDING OF THE WESTERN HARVESTER ANT, POGONOMYRMEX OCCIDENTALS (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)1
Flights of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Cresson reproductives occurred during late June to late July when soil was moist 1 to 9 days after ^ 12 mm of precipitation. Swarms occurred when air temperatureExpand
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