oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Queenright and queenless breeding systems within the genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
|Article Title||Queenright and queenless breeding systems within the genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Zoology Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Sep 1986|
|Pages||251 - 255|
|Keyword(s)||Breeding systems, Hymenoptera: Formicidae, P. krugeri, P. wroughtoni, Pachycondyla, Queenright and queenless and Reproductive biologies|
The reproductive biologies of two species of Pachycondyla are contrasted. A nest of P. wroughtoni (Ford) that was excavated contained a mated dealate queen, but nests of P. krugeri Ford lacked any female sexuals. This queenless breeding system was investigated.
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