Redescription of Leptothorax grouvellei Bondroit, 1918. Ecological and biological comments (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

X. Espadaler, P. Du Merle, L. Plateaux

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Leptothorax grouvellei Bondroit is described again for the worker caste, described for the unknown queens and males, using material from Dieulefit (Drôme, France) and compared with L. niger Forel. L. grouvellei is a supramediterranean species, calcicolous and less thermophilous than L. niger. It is monogynic and nests in ground. Laboratory rearing demonstrates the presence of overwintering brood, rapid brood and late eggs. Workers can live at least two years. Swarming takes place early in the morning. © 1983 Masson.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-286
JournalInsectes Sociaux
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1983

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Redescription of Leptothorax grouvellei Bondroit, 1918. Ecological and biological comments (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this