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Title: Larval hemolymph feeding and oophagy: Behavior of queen and workers in the primitive Ponerine ant Prionopelta kraepelini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
Authors: Ito, Fuminori ×
Billen, Johan #
Issue Date: Dec-1998
Publisher: Societe royale zoologique de belgique
Series Title: Belgian journal of zoology vol:128 issue:2 pages:201-209
Abstract: The behavior of the queen and workers in the amblyoponine ant Prionopelta kraepelini was observed and compared with that of the queen and workers of FI amabilis. The queen fed mainly on larval hemolymph by pinching the larval body. Workers often laid trophic eggs, most of which were given to larvae. The foraging and recruitment behavior of workers were similar to P. amabilis.
ISSN: 0777-6276
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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