Emigration of a colony of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex heyeri Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

Mariane Aparecida Nickele*, Marcio Roberto Pie, Wilson Reis Filho

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Abstract

Emigration of a colony of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex heyeri Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Colony migration is a poorly studied phenomenon in leaf-cutting ants. Here we report on the emigration of a colony of the leaf-cutting ant A. heyeri in Brazil. The colony emigrated to a new location 47.4 m away from the original nest site, possibly because it had undergone considerable stress due to competitive interactions with a colony of Acromyrmex crassispinus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-386
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Brasileira de Entomologia
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Attini
  • Interspecific aggression
  • Leaf-cutting ant
  • Nest relocation

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