Group hunting in a ponerine ant, Leptogenys nitida Smith

  title={Group hunting in a ponerine ant, Leptogenys nitida Smith},
  author={Frances D. Duncan and Robin M Crewe},
Field observations on the emigration and foraging behaviours of the southern African ponerine ant, Leptogenys nitida, were undertaken at Mtunzini, Natal, South Africa. These colonies have a single ergatoid queen and 200–1000 workers. The nest sites are found in the leaf litter and these nests are moved frequently over distances ranging from 0.5 to 5 m. Leptogenys nitida is a diurnal predator of arthropods dwelling in the leaf litter. Up to 500 workers participate in each foraging trail, and are… CONTINUE READING