Journal of Insect Behavior

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 819–821 | Cite as

Slave raid by a diminutive colony of the socially parasitic ant,Polyergus breviceps (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

  • Howard Topoff
  • Raymond Mendez
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Key words

Polyergus breviceps Formica gnava social parasitism slave raids 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Topoff
    • 1
  • Raymond Mendez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyHunter College of CUNYNew York
  2. 2.New York

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