Note préliminaire sur les colonnes de chasse deMegaponera fœtens F. (Hyménoptère Formicidæ)

@article{Lvieux2005NotePS,
  title={Note pr{\'e}liminaire sur les colonnes de chasse deMegaponera f{\oe}tens F. (Hym{\'e}nopt{\`e}re Formicid{\ae})},
  author={Jean L{\'e}vieux},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={117-126}
}
  • J. Lévieux
  • Published 1 June 1966
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
RésuméMegaponera fœtens est unPonerinæ exclusivement termitophage qui chasse en colonnes populeuses. Les ouvrières récoltent essentiellement les Termites qui se déplacent dans l'humus, le bois mort, etc., sans jamais attaquer les parois en terre ou en bois des nids. Après capture par une ouvrière «minor», il y a généralement transfert de la proie de la «minor» à une «major» qui la rapporte au nid. La population d'ouvrières chargées au retour est de l'ordre de 20 %.La direction de la colonne n… Expand

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