Morphometric characteristics of Formica aquilonia ants in monitoring of their settlements

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The variability of size, chaetotaxy, the petiole shape, and mandible dentition in workers of F. aquilonia was studied in the Verkhnyaya Klyazma Myrmecological Preserve (Moscow Province, Russia), where populations of red wood ants (F. aquilonia, F. polyctena, and F. lugubris) have been monitored since 1966. Comparative analysis of samples from two different… (More)
DOI: 10.1134/S0013873811020047

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