Notes on female and worker survivorship in the archaic ant genus myrmecia

  title={Notes on female and worker survivorship in the archaic ant genus myrmecia},
  author={Caryl Parker Haskins and Edna F. Haskins},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
SummaryFemale and worker survivorship records are presented for several species of the archaic ant genusMyrmecia and are compared with some unpublished data of the authors for three genera of Ponerines and with values in the literature for certain higher ants. The evidence seems good that, even at the primitive grade of social development ofMyrmecia, survivorship capacities of fertilized brood females are comparable with those of many higher ants.The Ponerine, Formicine, and Myrmicine species… 

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