Colony Structure and Nest Location of Two Species of Dacetine Ants: Pyramica ohioensis (Kennedy & Schramm) and Pyramica rostrata (Emery) in Maryland (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

@article{Duffield2011ColonySA,
  title={Colony Structure and Nest Location of Two Species of Dacetine Ants: Pyramica ohioensis (Kennedy & Schramm) and Pyramica rostrata (Emery) in Maryland (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={R. Duffield and G. Alpert},
  journal={Psyche: A Journal of Entomology},
  year={2011},
  volume={2011},
  pages={1-9}
}
  • R. Duffield, G. Alpert
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Psyche: A Journal of Entomology
  • The discovery of numerous Pyramica ohioensis and P. rostrata colonies living in acorns, as well as the efficient recovery of colonies from artificial nests placed in suitable habitats, opens a new stage in the study of North American dacetine ants. Here we present detailed information, based on 42 nest collections, on the colony structure of these two species. P. ohioensis colonies are smaller than those of P. rostrata. Both species are polygynous, but nests of P. ohioensis contain fewer… CONTINUE READING
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