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Unique social structure of Probolomyrmex longinodus

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  • Tomonori KIKUCHI,

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    1. Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
      Tomonori Kikuchi, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, 903-0213 Japan.
      Email: g036001@agr.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
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  • Kazuki TSUJI

    1. Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
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Tomonori Kikuchi, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, 903-0213 Japan.
Email: g036001@agr.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

Abstract

Colonies of Probolomyrmex longinodus collected in Yonaguni Island, the Ryukyus, Japan contained several dealate queens, only one of which was inseminated and reproduced. All queens and workers had only one ovariole per ovary.

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