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The Superstructures of Ant Nests (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

George C. Wheeler and Jeanette Wheeler
Transactions of the American Entomological Society (1890-)
Vol. 109, No. 2 (Jun., 1983), pp. 159-177
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25078319
Page Count: 19
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The Superstructures of Ant Nests (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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Abstract

The superstructures which North American ants build above the underground portion of their nests are classified, described and illustrated. The following genera are involved: Acanthomyops, Atta, Conomyrma, Dolichoderus, Forelius, Formica, Lasius, Manica, Myrmecocystus, Paratrechina, Pheidole, Pogonomyrmex, Solenopsis and Veromessor. Most of the article is concerned with the thatch-using species of Formica.

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