Ovariole development in workers ofFormica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

  title={Ovariole development in workers ofFormica sanguinea Latr. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={J. Billen},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  • J. Billen
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
SummaryAs in the red wood antFormica polyctena (Otto, 1958) the ovariole development inFormica sanguinea workers consists of eight stages well defined in time. This is revealed by investigations on workers of well known age. The undifferentiated tubes in young workers develop more and more into protuberant chambers, reaching a maximum growth around the fourth week. They then regress rather rapidly and after five weeks most ovarioles look like empty tubes containing some yellow bodies. Ovarioles… Expand

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