Social Insects V4 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123422040, 9780323152167

Social Insects V4

1st Edition

Editors: Henry Hermani
eBook ISBN: 9780323152167
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 400
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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


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