Social Insects V4

Social Insects V4

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Editor: Henry Hermani
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152167

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Social Insects, Volume IV is the last installment of a four-volume treatise and is dedicated to the discussion on wasps and ants. Comprised of four chapters, this volume focuses on the sociality of various types of ants as their group has very diverse habits. The first chapter describes the general biology and behavior of social wasps and discusses the cyclical populations, nest associates, and communal defense of wasps. Chapter 2 introduces the broad and general overview of the biology of ants, including their behavior, food collection, and nest construction. Chapters 3 and 4 present the biology of army and fungus ants, respectively. This volume also explains how ants are defined and identified, including their colony composition and behavior. As with the previous volumes, this volume seeks to be of service to students, researchers, and scientists in various fields of research, particularly entomology, social biology, zoology, and biological science.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Other Volumes

    1. Social Wasps

    I. Introduction

    II. General Biology and Behavior

    III. Pheromones

    IV. Other Communication

    V. Social Parasitism

    VI. Cyclical Populations

    VII. Nest Associates

    VIII. Communal Defense

    IX. Phylogeny

    X. Social Wasps and Man

    XI. Conclusions


    2. Ants: Foraging, Nesting, Broad Behavior, and Polyethism

    I. Introduction

    II. Food Collection

    III. Nest Construction

    IV. Brood Care Behavior

    V. Polyethism


    3. Army Ants

    I. Introduction

    II. Army Ants Defined

    III. Identification of Doryline Army Ants

    IV. Colony Composition and Caste Polyethism

    V. Behavior of Army Ants

    VI. Army Ant Longevity

    VII. Phylogeny of Army Ants


    4. Fungus Ants

    I. The Ants

    II. The Ant Fungus


    Species Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152167

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Henry Hermani

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