Formicidae


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hymenopterans

Medical entology Insects of the order Hymenoptera–eg, honeybee, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, white-faced hornet, polistes wasp and ants. See Immunotherapy, Killer bees.
Hymenopteran families
Apidae Honeybees–Apis mellifera–may react to pheromones released by a hivemates and swarm victim
Bombidae Bumblebees are relatively docile and usually have laisez-faire attitude
Formicidae Ants–Solenopsis invicta–en masse, may be fatal
Vespidae Wasps–Chlorion ichneumonidae, hornets–Vespula maculata, yellowjackets–V maculiformis–are less often assocated with allergic reactions than Apidae

Formicidae

(for-mis′ĭ-dē″) [L. formica, ant + -idae]
The family of insects (order Hymenoptera) that includes ants.
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In the Formicidae, Lorite & Palomeque (2010) reported chromosomal variation in over 750 morphospecies of ants, rendering the family the highest in chromosomal variability amongst the insects.
This assessment has been based on the faunistic-ecological analysis of taxa such as Coleoptera, Lepidoptera or Formicidae (e.
Although Chapman (1954) found highest densities of alate ants on western US mountaintops to occur in July and August, this is not adequate evidence to support the hypothesis that Black Swifts time their breeding to swarming Formicidae as much of the breeding season is outside peak Formicidae swarming activity.
38 987 Braconidae 19 Chalcidoidea 13 Formicidae (708 Formica sp.
Bioecologie des Formicidae dans 3 types des cultures dans la region de Heraoua.
Arthropodofaune et place des Formicidae dans un milieu a vocation agricole.
These habitats differed from those of semi-coke heaps in the high number of Formicidae, Diptera and Isopoda in pitfall traps.
Os grupos de maior expressao, nos sistemas cultivados, foram os insetos sociais (Formicidae e Isoptera), responsaveis por mais de 50% da densidade total dos sistemas cultivados, com predominancia de Formicidae em areas com SC e Isoptera nos sistemas integrado lavoura/pecuaria (SI-L e SI-P) e PC.
Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera).
Taxonomic studies of the Japanese Formicidae, Part 6.
The genus Camponotus Mayr, 1861 is one of the richest in species within the family Formicidae, comprising about a thousand described species with worldwide distribution ranging from the northern temperate to the tropical south (Fernandez 2003) and they are easily found in the Brazilian territory (Loureiro & Queiroz 1990).
La polydomie chez les Formicidae arboricoles dans les cacaoyeres du Bresil: optimisation de l'occupation de l'espace ou strategie defensive?