Nuptial flight of the Southeast Asian plant-ant Crematogaster captiosa (Forel, 1911) and the phenology of colony founding

Brigitte Fiala, , Klaus Dumpert & Ulrich Maschwitz
Despite the great importance of nuptial flights for ants, little is known about the swarming processes from the highly diverse tropical regions, especially rainforests. This is particularly true for ants living in obligate symbiosis with myrmecophytic plants. Here we present the first direct observations of the swarming event in the association between Crematogaster captiosa and the pioneer tree Macaranga bancana in Southeast Asia. Nuptial flights of C. captiosa on M. bancana took place during the...
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