Evolution of social parasitism in ants.

  title={Evolution of social parasitism in ants.},
  author={Alfred Buschinger},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={1 6},
Slave raids of Amazon ants, the beheading of the host colony's queen by a parasitic Bothriomyrmex female, or the protracted throttling of the host queen by an Epimyrma female which has penetrated a Leptothorax nest, are among the most intriguing behaviors to be observed in social parasitic ants. The evolutionary origin of these behaviors, however, is quite… CONTINUE READING



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