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Descripción del órgano estridulador en Messor barbarus (Linneo, 1767) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

@article{Hernndez2002DescripcinD,
  title={Descripci{\'o}n del {\'o}rgano estridulador en Messor barbarus (Linneo, 1767) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)},
  author={J. Hern{\'a}ndez and M. Mart{\'i}nez and E. Ru{\'i}z},
  journal={Gaceta Sanitaria},
  year={2002},
  pages={167-174}
}
Description of stridulatory organ in Messor barbarus (Linneo, 1767) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). In this paper stridulatory organ for all castes of Messor babarus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) is described, we have studied mainly its pars stridens. The intra-specific variability has been measured in 30 males, 12 gynes and 36 workers and through this research we have been able to establish that the three castes can be differentiated not only by its size and number of ridges, as has been formerly made… Expand
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