Epidermal glands in the abdomen of a basal ant Dinoponera lucida (Formicidae: Ponerinae).

Abstract

The basal ant Dinoponera (Hymenoptera: Ponerinae) has lost the morphologic queen caste so that all females may be potential reproductive individuals, and the nestmate recognition results from cuticular hydrocarbons cues. However, data about the origin of that substance in Ponerinae ants are scarce. This study reports the occurrence of epidermal glands in… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jemt.20641

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