Colony dispersion and relationships of meat antsIridomyrmex purpureus and allies in an arid locality in south Australia

@article{Greenslade2005ColonyDA,
  title={Colony dispersion and relationships of meat antsIridomyrmex purpureus and allies in an arid locality in south Australia},
  author={Penelope Greenslade and Robert Bruce Halliday},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={82-99}
}
SummaryThe distributions of three “forms”, actually sibling species, of meat ant were studied near Morgan, South Australia, an area with mean annual rainfall of 230 mm. Colony dispersion is described for a “blue form” and for formpurpureus sens. strict. which occurs in this locality far beyond its normal low rainfall limit. An unusually large colony ofpurpureus had a territory covering 10 ha with more than 85 nests and over 1,500 individual nest entrances. Worker interactions between forms, and… Expand

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