Outnumbered: a new dominant ant species with genetically diverse supercolonies in Ethiopia

Abstract

A Lepisiota (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) species in Ethiopia has been observed forming supercolonies spanning up to 38 km. L. canescens occurs at very high densities where there is sufficient moisture or herbaceous cover and dominates the local ant community, traits reminiscent of an invasive species. The supercolonies are genetically diverse… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-016-0524-9

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