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Volume 101, Issue 3-4, Pages 159-173
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1994/96412

Specialized Predation on Oribatid Mites by Two Species of the Ant Genus Myrmecina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

School of Business Administration, Senshu University, Kawasaki 214, Japan

Received 1 March 1994

Copyright © 1994 Keiichi Masuko.

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