Inter-colonial incompatibility and aggressive interactions inPristomyrmex pungens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

  title={Inter-colonial incompatibility and aggressive interactions inPristomyrmex pungens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={Kazuki Tsuji},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
Previous workers (Tsuji & Itô 1986) have presented evidence that suggests individuals of the Japanese queenless ant,Pristomyrmex pungens (Formicidae, Myrmicinae) which is an obligatorily thelytokous species, can recognize individuals of “home” and those of “other” colonies. The data presented here are derived from an improved experimental set (transfer between foraging areas) and support the existence of colony recognition mechanisms. I also present some data on “natural” inter-colony… CONTINUE READING

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