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Exocrine Glands
exocrine glands
Ants
Staphylinidae
Beetles

Intraspecific variation in colony founding behavior and social organization in the honey ant Myrmecocystus mendax

Eriksson, T. H., Hoelldobler, B., Taylor, J. E. & Gadau, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Insectes Sociaux.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

colony founding
social organization
intraspecific variation
honey
social structure
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Exocrine Glands
exocrine glands
Ants
Staphylinidae
Beetles
1 Citation (Scopus)

The non-additive effects of body size on nest architecture in a polymorphic ant

Kwapich, C. L., Valentini, G. & Hoelldobler, B., Aug 19 2018, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373, 1753, 20170235.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvesters
Ants
Waxes
Body Size
Electric network analysis
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)

Amphotis marginata (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) a highwayman of the ant Lasius fuliginosus

Hoelldobler, B. & Kwapich, C. L., Jan 1 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 8, p. e0180847

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lasius
Nitidulidae
Ants
Beetles
Formicidae
1 Citation (Scopus)
Veromessor pergandei
ant
deserts
desert
seed
2016
2 Citations (Scopus)

Queen specific exocrine glands in legionary ants and their possible function in sexual selection

Hoelldobler, B., Mar 1 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 3, e0151604.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exocrine Glands
exocrine glands
Ants
queen insects
sexual selection
2015
1 Citation (Scopus)

Hubert (Jim) Markl 1938–2015

Hoelldobler, B., 2015, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 69, 4, p. 519-521 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Larval regulation of worker reproduction in the polydomous ant Novomessor cockerelli

Ebie, J. D., Hölldobler, B. & Liebig, J., Nov 19 2015, In : Naturwissenschaften. 102, 72.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ants
queen insects
Eggs
ant
Reproduction
2014
17 Citations (Scopus)

A context-dependent alarm signal in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus

Sasaki, T., Hoelldobler, B., Millar, J. G. & Pratt, S., Sep 1 2014, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 217, 18, p. 3229-3236 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alarm signal
Temnothorax
Ants
ant
Formicidae
4 Citations (Scopus)

An empirically based simulation of group foraging in the harvesting ant, Messor pergandei

Plowes, N. J. R., Ramsch, K., Middendorf, M. & Hoelldobler, B., Jan 7 2014, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 340, p. 186-198 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ants
Foraging
Harvesting
foraging
Formicidae
2 Citations (Scopus)
Messor
Ants
Poisons
animal communication
ant
5 Citations (Scopus)

New exocrine glands in ants: The hypostomal gland and basitarsal gland in the genus Melissotarsus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Hoelldobler, B., Obermayer, M., Plowes, N. J. R. & Fisher, B. L., 2014, In : Naturwissenschaften. 101, 7, p. 527-532 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

exocrine glands
silk
secretion
ant
Formicidae
2013
15 Citations (Scopus)

Division of labor is associated with age-independent changes in ovarian activity in Pogonomyrmex californicus harvester ants

Dolezal, A. G., Johnson, J., Hoelldobler, B. & Amdam, G., Apr 2013, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 59, 4, p. 519-524 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
polyethism
Ants
insect behavior
Formicidae
26 Citations (Scopus)

Foraging behavior in the ant genus Messor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)

Plowes, N. J. R., Johnson, R. A. & Hoelldobler, B., Mar 2013, In : Myrmecological News. 18, p. 33-49 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Messor
Formicidae
Hymenoptera
foraging
Dufour's gland
1 Citation (Scopus)

Large colonies and striking sexual investment in the African stink ant, Paltothyreus tarsatus (Subfamily Ponerinae)

Peeters, C., Braun, U. & Hoelldobler, B., Mar 2013, In : African Entomology. 21, 1, p. 9-14 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ant
Formicidae
nests
nest
queen insects
7 Citations (Scopus)

Pygidial gland chemistry and potential alarm-recruitment function in column foraging, but not solitary, Nearctic Messor harvesting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)

Hoelldobler, B., Plowes, N. J. R., Johnson, R. A., Nishshanka, U., Liu, C. & Attygalle, A. B., Sep 2013, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 59, 9, p. 863-869 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Messor
Hymenoptera
Ants
Pheromones
Formicidae
2012
14 Citations (Scopus)

Queen-specific signals and worker punishment in the ant Aphaenogaster cockerelli: The role of the Dufour's gland

Smith, A. A., Hoelldobler, B. & Liebig, J., Mar 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 83, 3, p. 587-593 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphaenogaster
Dufour's gland
queen insects
ant
hydrocarbons
2 Citations (Scopus)

The potential for worker reproduction in the ant aphaenogaster cockerelli and its absence in the field

Smith, A. A., Overson, R. P., Hoelldobler, B., Gadau, J. & Liebig, J., Aug 2012, In : Insectes Sociaux. 59, 3, p. 411-416 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphaenogaster
ant
Formicidae
queen insects
insect colonies
36 Citations (Scopus)

Worker division of labor and endocrine physiology are associated in the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus

Dolezal, A. G., Brent, C. S., Hoelldobler, B. & Amdam, G., Feb 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 215, 3, p. 454-460 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
polyethism
Ants
labor division
ant
2011
4 Citations (Scopus)

Queen number and raiding behavior in the ant genus Myrmecocystus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Hoelldobler, B., Grillenberger, B. & Gadau, J., May 2011, In : Myrmecological News. 15, p. 53-61 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

queen insects
Formicidae
Hymenoptera
monogyny
nests
11 Citations (Scopus)

Reclaiming the crown: Queen to worker conflict over reproduction in Aphaenogaster cockerelli

Smith, A. A., Hoelldobler, B. & Liebig, J., Mar 2011, In : Naturwissenschaften. 98, 3, p. 237-240 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphaenogaster
queen insects
aggression
dimorphism
hydrocarbons
2010
1 Citation (Scopus)

Multi-component signals in ant communication

Hoelldobler, B., Jan 1 2010, In : Unknown Journal. p. 127-131 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ants
animal communication
Insects
Formicidae
Communication
2009
21 Citations (Scopus)

Endocrine physiology of the division of labour in Pogonomyrmex californicus founding queens

Dolezal, A. G., Brent, C. S., Gadau, J., Hoelldobler, B. & Amdam, G., May 2009, In : Animal Behaviour. 77, 5, p. 1005-1010 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
polyethism
labor division
queen insects
physiology
2008
38 Citations (Scopus)

Delayed rejection in a leaf-cutting ant after foraging on plants unsuitable for the symbiotic fungus

Herz, H., Hoelldobler, B. & Roces, F., 2008, In : Behavioral Ecology. 19, 3, p. 575-582 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

leaf-cutting ants
Ants
ant
Fungi
fungus
26 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrocarbon signals explain the pattern of worker and egg policing in the ant Aphaenogaster cockerelli

Smith, A. A., Hoelldobler, B. & Liebig, J., Oct 2008, In : Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, 10, p. 1275-1282 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphaenogaster
Ants
Hydrocarbons
queen insects
ant
2007
26 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing herbivory rates of leaf-cutting ant (Atta colombica) colonies through short-term refuse deposition counts

Herz, H., Beyschlag, W. & Hoelldobler, B., Jul 2007, In : Biotropica. 39, 4, p. 476-481 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atta colombica
leaf-cutting ants
refuse
herbivory
ant
38 Citations (Scopus)

Herbivory rate of leaf-cutting ants in a tropical moist forest in Panama at the population and ecosystem scales

Herz, H., Beyschlag, W. & Hoelldobler, B., Jul 2007, In : Biotropica. 39, 4, p. 482-488 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

leaf-cutting ants
Panama
herbivory
Atta colombica
tropical forest
14 Citations (Scopus)

Lack of physical policing and fertility cues in egg-laying workers of the ant Camponotus floridanus

Endler, A., Hoelldobler, B. & Liebig, J., Nov 2007, In : Animal Behaviour. 74, 5, p. 1171-1180 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Camponotus floridanus
queen insects
ant
hydrocarbons
fertility
29 Citations (Scopus)

Perceptual differences in trail-following leaf-cutting ants relate to body size

Kleineidam, C. J., Rössler, W., Hoelldobler, B. & Roces, F., Dec 2007, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 53, 12, p. 1233-1241 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

trail pheromones
Atta
leaf-cutting ants
Ants
Pheromones
99 Citations (Scopus)

The emergence of a superorganism through intergroup competition

Reeve, H. K. & Hoelldobler, B., Jun 5 2007, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104, 23, p. 9736-9740 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insects
Theoretical Models
Warfare
Surveys and Questionnaires
2006
24 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of habitat fragmentation on the genetic variability in leaf litter ant populations in tropical rainforests of Sabah, Borneo

Bickel, T. O., Brühl, C. A., Gadau, J., Hoelldobler, B. & Linsenmair, K. E., Jan 2006, In : Biodiversity and Conservation. 15, 1, p. 157-175 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

habitat fragmentation
tropical rain forests
Borneo
leaf litter
rainforest
19 Citations (Scopus)
Genetic Load
Ants
Social Class
Seeds
Population
69 Citations (Scopus)

Queen fertility, egg marking and colony size in the ant Camponotus floridanus

Endler, A., Liebig, J. & Hoelldobler, B., Feb 2006, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 59, 4, p. 490-499 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Camponotus floridanus
egg fertility
Ants
queen insects
Eggs
2005
32 Citations (Scopus)
worker policing
Ants
Hydrocarbons
Eggs
ant
341 Citations (Scopus)

Eusociality: Origin and consequences

Wilson, E. O. & Hoelldobler, B., Sep 20 2005, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102, 38, p. 13367-13371 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ants
Isoptera
Aptitude
Communication
Pressure
15 Citations (Scopus)

Role of the queen in regulating reproduction in the bulldog ant Myrmecia gulosa: Control or signalling?

Dietemann, V., Peeters, C. & Hoelldobler, B., Apr 2005, In : Animal Behaviour. 69, 4, p. 777-784 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

queen insects
ant
Formicidae
pheromone
queen pheromones
171 Citations (Scopus)

The rise of the ants: A phylogenetic and ecological explanation

Wilson, E. O. & Hoelldobler, B., May 24 2005, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102, 21, p. 7411-7414 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Angiosperms
Ants
Radiation
Phylogeny
Natural History
2004
76 Citations (Scopus)

Biomechanics of ant adhesive pads: Frictional forces are rate- and temperature-dependent

Federle, W., Baumgartner, W. & Hoelldobler, B., Jan 2004, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 207, 1, p. 67-74 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biomechanics
Ants
Biomechanical Phenomena
adhesives
Adhesives
9 Citations (Scopus)

Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone

Jarvis, A. P., Liebig, J., Hoelldobler, B. & Oldham, N. J., May 21 2004, In : Chemical Communications. 10, 10, p. 1196-1197 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyketides
Pheromones
Biosynthesis
Propionates
Isotopes
14 Citations (Scopus)

Dufour gland secretion in the harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex

Hoelldobler, B., Morgan, E. D., Oldham, N. J., Liebig, J. & Liu, Y., 2004, In : Chemoecology. 14, 2, p. 101-106 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex
Dufour's gland
Harvesters
Ants
secretion
2 Citations (Scopus)

Ernst Mayr: The doyen of twentieth century evolutionary biology

Hoelldobler, B., Jun 2004, In : Naturwissenschaften. 91, 6, p. 249-254 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21st Century History
20th Century History
evolutionary biology
twentieth century
Biological Sciences
41 Citations (Scopus)

Extremely high mating frequency in the Florida harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex badius)

Rheindt, F. E., Gadau, J., Strehl, C. P. & Hoelldobler, B., Sep 2004, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 56, 5, p. 472-481 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex badius
polyandry
mating frequency
Ants
ant
2 Citations (Scopus)

Foraging Biology of the Seed-Harvesting Ant, Pogonomyrmex (Ephebomyrmex) imberbiculus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Schilder, K., Hoelldobler, B. & Heinze, J., 2004, In : Sociobiology. 43, 2, p. 367-375 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex
Formicidae
Hymenoptera
foraging
Biological Sciences
12 Citations (Scopus)

Gamergates in the Australian ant subfamily Myrmeciinae

Dietemann, V., Peeters, C. & Hoelldobler, B., Sep 2004, In : Naturwissenschaften. 91, 9, p. 432-435 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gamergate
Nothomyrmecia macrops
Myrmecia (Hymenoptera)
Dissection
Ants
10 Citations (Scopus)

Phylogenetics of the new world honey ants (genus Myrmecocystus) estimated from mitochondrial DNA sequences

Kronauer, D. J. C., Hoelldobler, B. & Gadau, J., Jul 2004, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 32, 1, p. 416-421 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Species Specificity
Ants
Honey
Molecular Evolution
honey
39 Citations (Scopus)

Replication of the endosymbiotic bacterium Blochmannia floridanus is correlated with the developmental and reproductive stages of its ant host

Wolschin, F., Hoelldobler, B., Gross, R. & Zientz, E., Jul 2004, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 70, 7, p. 4096-4102 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bacteriocytes
Ants
midgut
ant
Formicidae
205 Citations (Scopus)

Surface hydrocarbons of queen eggs regulate worker reproduction in a social insect

Endler, A., Liebig, J., Schmitt, T., Parker, J. E., Jones, G. R., Schreier, P. & Hoelldobler, B., Mar 2 2004, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 101, 9, p. 2945-2950 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrocarbons
Eggs
Reproduction
Insects
Larva
2003
148 Citations (Scopus)
Ants
Hydrocarbons
Ovum
Oogenesis
Wasps