Few simultaneous comparative studies of functional diversity have been made at the genus level. Four genera (Pogonomyrmex, Veromessor, Formica, Myrmecocystus) of ants were compared, two of them represented by two species each. Under controlled temperatures, in alternating light and dark, there was more difference in phase of rhythm among than within genera. This evidence adds to previous field evidence for a taxonomic explanation of such diversity in ants.
Elwood S. McCluskey
Leonard R. Brand
Conrad D. Clausen
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Ants -- Behavior; Rhythm
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Soong, Siu-Ming A., "Comparison of Laboratory Rhythms in Several Species and Genera of Ants" (1975). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 938.
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