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

@article{Maschwitz2003PolyrhachisL,
  title={Polyrhachis loweryi (Formicinae): A guest ant parasitizing Rhytidoponera sp. (Ponerinae) in Queensland, Australia},
  author={U. Maschwitz and C. Go and W. Dorow and A. Buschinger and R. Kohout},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2003},
  volume={50},
  pages={69-76}
}
  • U. Maschwitz, C. Go, +2 authors R. Kohout
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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