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Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

On the communication systems of the ants Pseudomyrmex termitarius and P. triplarinus

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Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_00258
Auteur(s)
  • K. Jaffé 1
  • M. E. Lopez 1
  • W. Aragort 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Departamento de Biologia de Organismos, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Apartado 80659, 1080, Caracas, Venezuela
Résumé

The twoPseudomyrmex species studied have the following communication systems: a) P. triplarinus informs its nestmates about the presence of food, but not about its location.P. termitarius does neither. b) Both species recognize their territory and/or area around the nest entrance through odours on the substrate.P. triplarinus marks its territory with a pheromone from the thorax, probably from the metapleural gland. This territorial mark lasts less than 1 h, and probably advertises at least part of the home range of the colony. The territorial odour used byP. termitarius, probably works as a nest entrance orientation mark, and lasts over 5 h, but less than 24 h. The origin of the odour is not clear. c) P. triplarinus uses a cephalic pheromone as the main signal for nestmate recognition.P. termitarius uses non-identified odours, present on all body parts of the insect, as a nestmate recognition signal. d) Both species produce alarm pheromones from the head and the gaster. The communication systems are interpreted in relation to the ecological adaptations of each species.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - entomology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Insect Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - entomology
Identifiant ISTEX
35B1DCACA5958190A33913AF91954E8201FA95FC
Revue

Insectes Sociaux

Année de publication
1986
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Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
9.052
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
Journal
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