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Volume 101, Issue 1-2, Pages 53-57

First Records of the Guest Ant Formicoxenus Quebecensis Francoeur From Western Canada (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

1Institut für Zoologie der Technischen Hochschule Darmstadt, Schnittspahnstr. 3, Darmstadt D-64287, Germany
2Theodor-Boveri-Institut (Biozentrum der Universität), LS Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Am Hubland, Würzburg D-97074, Germany

Received 28 December 1993

Copyright © 1994 A. Buschinger et al.


Formicoxenus quebecensis, a rare guest ant associated with Myrmica alaskensis as yet had been found only in southern Québec. Here we report on five new localities in Alberta and British Columbia. The particular features of F. quebecensis, queen and male polymorphism, correspond in both areas.