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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 7, pages 133-136, published August 2015

Rare production of brachypterous queens in a social parasitic ant, Vollenhovia nipponica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

KYOHSUKE OHKAWARA* & ATSUMI SATOH

Ecological Laboratory, Division of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan

DOI: 10.20362/am.007013

© K. Ohkawara & A. Satoh

Abstract: For Vollenhovia nipponica, a social parasite of Vollenhovia emeryi, reproduction of brachypterous queens is reported. For ants in general, reproduction of brachypterous queens is considered a rare phenomenon.

Keywords: brachypterous queen, short wing social parasite, Vollenhovia

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