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Subterranean Ants: The Case of Aphaenogaster cardenai (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Detection of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Mounds with Satellite Imagery

Quantifying Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Mounds with Airborne Digital Imagery

Tending Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Regulate Dalbulus quinquenotatus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) Population Dynamics

Dietary Habits of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Four Oklahoma Habitats

Inter- and Intraspecific Aggression in the Invasive Longlegged Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Acromyrmex octospinosus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Management: Effects of TRAMILs Fungicidal Plant Extracts

A descriptive morphology of the ant genus Procryptocerus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Evaluation of Insecticides for the Control of Linepithema micans (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Phylogenetic Analysis of Aphaenogaster Supports the Resurrection of Novomessor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Insect Life: Invasion of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Honeydew Harvest in the Western Thatching Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Induced Disturbances Cause Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Nest Relocation

Testing Baits to Control Argentine Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Vineyards

Relative Attractiveness of Baits to Paratrechina longicornis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)


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; order Hymenoptera, suborder Apocrita)

Family of insects in which the petiole is composed of one or two narrow segments. All the known species are social. Males and females are usually alate. After the nuptial flight, inseminated females shed their wings and found colonies by laying eggs and rearing larvae, often using the reserves in the now useless wing muscles. The female worker caste is always wingless, usually sterile, and often shows polyethism. Some species are dulotic (see dulosis). Most species are scavengers of animal remains; others are seed-eaters, active predators, or fungus feeders. Many species obtain honeydew from Homoptera. Nest sites range from cavities in wood or soil to carton or leaf constructions. Some species are symbiotic with plants. About 8000 species have been described, but the total number is probably around 13 000 species.

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