Queen polymorphism in the North American harvester ant,Ephebomyrmex imberbiculus

Abstract

In the North American harvester antEphebomyrmex imberbiculus, in addition to dealate queens, wingless female reproductives occur that have greatly reduced ocelli and thoracic sutures (intermorphic queens). Both queen types are equivalent in function, and do not differ in ovarian morphology. Colonies may contain several inseminated and egg-laying… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01323947

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