Polyrhachis loweryi (Formicinae): A guest ant parasitizing Rhytidoponera sp. (Ponerinae) in Queensland, Australia

  title={Polyrhachis loweryi (Formicinae): A guest ant parasitizing Rhytidoponera sp. (Ponerinae) in Queensland, Australia},
  author={Ulrich Maschwitz and Carlo Go and Wolfgang H. O. Dorow and Alfred Buschinger and Rudolf J. Kohout},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
Summary. At the type locality near Miles in Queensland, Australia a queenright colony of Polyrhachis loweryi was found (1 dealate queen, 91 workers, males and brood) within a colony of Rhytidoponera sp. (near aciculata), whereas other colonies of this Rhytidoponera species contained only a few workers of P. loweryi. For experiments and behavioural observations P. loweryi and its hosts were kept in the laboratory for some time. The queenright P. loweryi colony constructed closed nests out of… 

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