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A review of the subgenus Hemioptica Roger of the genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae)
The genus-group taxon Hemioptica Roger is reviewed and treated as a subgenus of Polyrhachis Fr. Smith. Three species are recognised: P. bugnioni Forel, P. scissa (Roger), and P. boltoni spec. nov.Expand
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Chemical composition of the nest walls, and nesting behaviour, of Ropalidia (Icarielia) opifex van der Vecht, 1962 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), a Southeast Asian social wasp with translucent nests
Ropalidia opifex nests between leaves of trees, and builds cellophane-like nest walls of pure secretion. Nest structure, nest building behaviour, and the properties and chemical composition of theExpand
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Nesting and food resources of syntopic species of the ant genus Polyrhachis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in West-Malaysia
Summary:Polyrhachis is one of the largest ant genera in the world distributed in the Old World tropics and subtropics. We investigated the nesting and nutrition habits of 10 syntopic species ofExpand
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Social parasitism involving ants of different subfamilies: Polyrhachis lama (Formicinae) an obligatory inquiline of Diacamma sp. (Ponerinae) in Java
Summary:Socially parasitic ants usually live in dependence on closely related host species. An instance of obligatory social parasitism by a formicine ant, Polyrhachis lama, on colonies of a ponerineExpand
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How to study subterranean army ants: a novel method for locating and monitoring field populations of the South East Asian army ant Dorylus (Dichthadia) laevigatus Smith, 1857 (Formicidae, Dorylinae)
Summary: A new method employing palm oil as bait was developed for studying the distribution and ecology of subterranean army ants. In SE Asia the hypogaeic army ant Dorylus laevigatus was found toExpand
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Thearachne-group ofPolyrhachis (Formicidae, Formicinae): Weaver ants cultivating Homoptera on Bamboo
SummaryThe biology of two species ofPolyrhachis which together form thearachne species-group is described. BothPolyrhachis arachne Emery 1896 andPolyrhachis hodgsoni Forel 1902 are confined toExpand
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The natural history of Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) muelleri Forel 1893 (Formicidae Formicinae), a weaver ant with mimetic larvae and an unusual nesting behaviour.
Polyrhachis muelleri has an unusual nesting behaviour: while the other leaf-nesting species of Polyrhachis hide their nests by weaving together leaves or by incorporating detritus into the silk web,Expand
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Polyrhachis loweryi (Formicinae): A guest ant parasitizing Rhytidoponera sp. (Ponerinae) in Queensland, Australia
Summary. At the type locality near Miles in Queensland, Australia a queenright colony of Polyrhachis loweryi was found (1 dealate queen, 91 workers, males and brood) within a colony of RhytidoponeraExpand
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