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Title: Do permanently mixed colonies of wood ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) really exist?

Subtitle:

Annales Zoologici, vol. 56, no 4

Contributor:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Publisher:

Fundacja Natura optima dux

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 672-673 ; P. 667-673 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

We describe the composition of two colonies of wood ants (FM-1 and FM-2) from southern Finland, identified on the basis of morphological investigations of workers (for FM-1, also of alate gynes and males) as mixed colonies comprising individuals with phenotypes typical of Formica aquilonia Yarr., F. polyctena Först. and F. rufa L.The prevailing species (phenotypes) were F. polyctena in FM-1, and F. rufa in FM-2. Colony FM-1 was observed every year in the period 1996–2006, almost from the moment it was formed. A first tentative investigation in 1999 revealed that it was already a mixed oneand was probably also polygynous. Systematic follow-up investigations from 2002 to 2006 demonstrated relative stability of the proportions of individual species (phenotypes). A possible origin of this permanently mixed colony is postulated and discussed.

Relation:

Annales Zoologici

Volume:

56

Issue:

4

Start page:

667

End page:

673

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:58393

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.255, vol 56, no 4 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4314, vol 56, no 4 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure

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