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1 September 2007 Characterization of an Acropyga arnoldi mating swarm and early stage colony founding behavior
J. S. LaPolla, L. A. Spearman
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Abstract

Observations on a mating swarm of Acropyga arnoldi are reported for the first time. Aspects of the trophophoretic nature of the queens are discussed. The mealybugs carried by the queens were all females. For specimens examined further, each mealybug was found to possess a single, very large egg, an unusual observation for mealybugs.

J. S. LaPolla and L. A. Spearman "Characterization of an Acropyga arnoldi mating swarm and early stage colony founding behavior," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 133(3), 449-452, (1 September 2007). https://doi.org/10.3157/0002-8320-133.3.449
Published: 1 September 2007
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Acropyga
Eumyrmococcus
Formicidae
Pseudococcidae
Rhizoecinae
trophophoresy
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