Myrmicine


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Myr´mi`cine


a.1.(Zool.) Of or pertaining to Myrmica, a genus of ants including the small house ant (Myrmica molesta), and many others.
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Because of their great similarity to ants, and because the spiders are found in leaf litter of chilcal, they may be generalized mimics of any myrmicine ant species.
Suggestively, a similar defensive posture against attacking scuttle flies has been reported from a variety of genera of Myrmicine ants (Feener, 1987, 1988; Feener and Brown, 1992; Porter et al.
For myrmicine ants (Messor and Tetramorium), on the other hand, latency for large ants was significantly longer than for small ants (LME, [F.
Ants of the genus Aphaenogaster construct a Type-I nest that is intermediate in size and turnover between the long-lived (Type II) structures typical of Myrmicine species of the Northern Hemisphere, and the tiny Type-I structures with a high turnover described by Hughes (1991).
Only Holcencyrtus wheeleri (Ashmead) (referred to as Pheidaloxenus wheeleri), found in nests of the myrmicine ants Pheidole tepicana Pergande (referred to as P.