Big-headed ants march on Darwin

April 1998
Ecos;Apr-Jun98, Issue 95, p36
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Presents information on a big-headed ant named the Pheidole megacephala, found in monsoonal rainforests in Australia. Characteristics of this ant species; Comments from Ben Hoffman, a PhD student who began studying the big-headed ant in 1996 for his Honors project at the Northern Territory University; Where the ant originated from.


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