Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Polyethism in workers of the Ant Myrmica part II

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Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_01278
Auteur(s)
  • J. S. Weir
Affiliation(s)
  • Zoology Department, University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Résumé

Summary of Part II: Variation in worker locomotor activity and worker behaviour inMyrmica rubra microgyna has been experimentally investigated, with the following results. 1. Three worker behaviour groups are recognised as inM. scabrinodis. Differences between these three groups in locomotor activity, behaviour, brood rearing, larval detection, killing power, survival, chemical constitution, oviposition, and possibly size, have been described. 2. Worker ethological plasticity has been demonstrated and aspects of a dynamic worker-job-preference organisation are detectable, despite the absence of discontinuity of melanisation between worker age groups in this species. The significance of the observations of the present author onM. scabrinodis are correlated with those onM. rubra microgyna. The relationship of these observations to other work by the present author on brood rearing efficiency is indicated, and their implications in respect of earlier work on dominance relationships in other social insects is discussed.

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
  • 4 - phytopathologie. zoologie agricole. protection des cultures et des forets
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
95E4E4CD0F2F2FAD9EDB0C7A9D7C2C67B69B3ABD
Revue

Insectes Sociaux

Année de publication
1958
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.896
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
Journal
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