Asian Myrmecology: Archive - Volume 12


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DOI: 10.20362/am.012004
Asian Myrmecology 12: e012004 (1-7)
article first published online: 23/December/2020

Behavior of the queen of Leptanilla clypeata Yamane et Ito collected in the Bogor Botanical Gardens, West Java, Indonesia (Hymenoptera; Formicidae), with a note on colony composition and a description of the ergatoid queen


One colony of Leptanilla clypeata Yamane et Ito was collected in the type locality, the Bogor Botanical Gardens, West Java, Indonesia. The colony was composed of one ergatoid queen, 100 workers, and 120 almost uniformly sized larvae. Queen behavior was observed in the laboratory. As shown in L. japonica by Masuko (1989), the queen showed larval hemolymph feeding, and started to lay eggs after frequent feeding of larval and prepupal hemolymph. The morphology of the ergatoid queen is described for the first time.

caste, ergatoid queen, larval hemolymph feeding, prepupae

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1Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Ikenobe, Miki 761-0795, Japan

2Haruyama-cho, Kagoshima, Japan

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