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Recent advances in army ant biology (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

  title={Recent advances in army ant biology (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={Daniel J C Kronauer and Quartier UNIL-Sorge},
Arm y ants are dominant social hunters of invertebrates and thereby play an integral role in tropical ecosystems. They are defined by a suite of evolutionarily interrelated physiological, behavioural and morphological traits, the army ant adaptive syndrome: they are obligate group predators, they frequently relocate their nests, and their permanently wingless queens found new colonies accompanied by workers. If this functional definition is applied rather than a taxonomic one, army ants have… 

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