A morphological comparison of alates between monogynous and polygynous colonies of Myrmica kotokui in northernmost Japan

@article{Kikuchi1999AMC,
  title={A morphological comparison of alates between monogynous and polygynous colonies of Myrmica kotokui in northernmost Japan},
  author={Tomonori Kikuchi and Seigo Higashi and Takahiro Murakami},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1999},
  volume={46},
  pages={250-255}
}
Social structure and sexual size of two populations of Myrmica kotokui were compared. Most of the colonies were polygynous in one population and monogynous in the other. Mean body size of the queens was larger in the monogynous population than in the polygynous population. Although the polygynous population contained many large queens, their wing length was… CONTINUE READING