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dealation

the loss of wings in ants and other insects. For example, the queen ant removes her wings prior to laying eggs after fertilization.
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About 10 min after the start of the nuptial flight, we found the first dealate queen on the ground within the observed site.
The 32 dealate queens at the Kasori population were classified into two groups based on her genotype at a locus.
The presence or absence of alate and dealate females in each nest was noted, as well as the number of males, workers, cocoons (pupae), larvae, and the presence of eggs.
From the 9 nests collected, 6 had only workers and brood, and only 3 contained dealate females: one with 1 dealate female, 1 with 2 dealate females and 1 with at least 7 dealate females and several alate females at the moment of collection.
Dealate Alate Collecting date females females Workers Pupae Larvae 21/09/2010 0 0 61 0 0 21/09/2010 0 0 50 5 0 21/09/2010 18 3 150 3 1 21/09/2010 0 0 7 0 0 23/09/2010 0 0 47 0 0 23/09/2010 1 0 64 0 0 23/09/2010 0 0 71 4 4 23/09/2010 2 0 100 3 0 23/09/2010 0 0 101 42 4 Eggs Parasitized Parasitized Eucharitid Collecting date presence pupae(%) larvae (%) adults 21/09/2010 -- -- -- -- 21/09/2010 -- 1 (20%) -- 0 21/09/2010 -- 0 0 0 21/09/2010 -- -- -- -- 23/09/2010 -- -- -- -- 23/09/2010 ++ -- -- -- 23/09/2010 -- 0 0 0 23/09/2010 -- 0 -- 0 23/09/2010 ++ 14 (33.
phoretica, was described, based on a single dealate queen found clinging to the petiole of a queen of Pheidole dentata Mayr (Davis & Deyrup 2006).
We have designated a dealate queen as the holotype because of the apparent close relationship between this species and S.
One dealate queen: collecting data as on labels: DOMINICA, W.
brevis and congenus alates is followed by negative phototaxis of the dealates (Wilkinson 1962; Minnick 1973), although no data have been produced to confirm this observation.
The second hypothesis tested was that dealates search for darker areas on the substrate to colonize.
The negative phototaxis of the dealates was studied with a white PVC pipe (51 cm x 7 cm inside diam) wrapped with electrical tape and closed on one end.
brevis (Minnick 1973) showed negative phototaxis in dealates of these species.