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ON THE OCCURRENCE OF AROLIA IN ANT FEET
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Australian Journal of Entomology
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 257–262, November 1982
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Freeland, J., Crozier, R. H. and Marc, J. (1982), ON THE OCCURRENCE OF AROLIA IN ANT FEET. Australian Journal of Entomology, 21: 257–262. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1982.tb01807.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Manuscript received 3 April 1981. Revised 30 June 1981.
Female ants of the genus Rhytidoponera Mayr lack pretarsal arolia, but their brothers possess arolia. A brief survey indicates that arolia are universally present in ants outside the subfamilies Ponerinae and Leptanillinae. Some ponerine groups possess arolia, while others do not. We briefly discuss the evolutionary functional, behavioural and systematic implications of these findings.