Pseudogynes (=sécrétergates) et répartition des individus à l'intérieur d'une fourmilière de Formica lugubris Zett (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

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Title
Pseudogynes (=sécrétergates) et répartition des individus à l'intérieur d'une fourmilière de Formica lugubris Zett (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
Journal
Insectes Sociaux
Author(s)
Cherix D.
ISSN
0020-1812
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1983
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Number
2
Pages
184-192
Language
french
Abstract
Following the discovery of numerous pseudogynes (= secretergates) in a polycalic colony ofFormica lugubris Zett, the author describes the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the distribution of individuals inside the nest.
Workers are distributed in three clusters, the first (21 %) could consist of foragers, living in the upper part of the nest, and is distinguished by a low percentage of secretergates (1 %). The two others contain mainly domestic workers. Queens inhabit two areas (intermediate and deep). The percentage of secretergates increases with depth in the nest. Measurements of normal workers and secretergates show that the latter are significantly smaller.
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