Orientation of mounds in the antSolenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae)

@article{Hubbard1977OrientationOM,
  title={Orientation of mounds in the antSolenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae)},
  author={Michael D. Hubbard and William G. Cunningham},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1977},
  volume={24},
  pages={3-7}
}
SummaryMost mounds of the myrmicine antSolenopsis invicta in the area of Tallahassee (Florida, U.S.A.), were found to be oval in shape with the long axis of the mound oriented in a north-south direction. This «magnetic» orientation is of probable thermoregulatory significance and is comparable to mound orientation phenomena found in the ant subfamily Formicinac and in the termites.RésuméLa plupart des dômes des nids de la fourmiSolenopsis invicta, aux environs de Tallahassee (Floride), sont de… 

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