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Studies on the biology, behavioral productivity and natural history of Indian red ant, Solenopsis geminata (F.)

Seema Kumari* & Arun Kumar
University Department of Zoology, B.N.M.U., Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 24th June, 2018 ; Revised :23rd August, 2018

Abstract: The biology of these red ant species, including details about their sociometry, productivity, natural history, and behavior, are synthesized here using published and newly collected data. Ants of the Solenopsis group occur in high densities in the soil, often near moist areas and have large sized colonies (population means as many as 250,000 workers). Many aspects of their life history and behavior follow an annual cycle that tracks seasonal changes. These include foraging, reproduction, the production of new workers. This synthesis highlights what is known about these ants and reveals gaps in our knowledge that require further study.

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