A behavioral study of the primitive antNothomyrmecia macrops Clark

@article{Hoelldobler2005ABS,
  title={A behavioral study of the primitive antNothomyrmecia macrops Clark},
  author={B. Hoelldobler and R. W. Taylor},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={384-401}
}
  • B. Hoelldobler, R. W. Taylor
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
  • Summary1.Nothomyrmecia macrops workers forage individually; no recruitment communication or group retrieval of prey has been observed; prey items measure less than 4 mm in length; huntresses grasp live prey with the mandibles and forelegs and sting it to death.2.Field and laboratory observations confirm that workers from neighboring nests can forage on a single tree without antagonism. Alien conspecifics might be attacked, however, if attempting to enter foreign nests.3.Field and laboratory… CONTINUE READING

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