Allometry in the giant tropical ant, Paraponera clavata

Abstract

Workers of the ponerine ant, Paraponera clavata, grow allometrically, with the head disproportionately larger in larger workers. The anterior (clypeus)-posterior (occiput) dimension of the head capsule is allometric with the lateral (interocular) dimension, so that larger workers have elongate heads. The degree of head capsule allometry varies among… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-002-8290-2

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