Definition of Genus Polyergus
1. Noun. Amazon ants.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Formicidae, Formicidae
Member holonyms: Amazon Ant, Polyergus Rufescens
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polyergus
Literary usage of Genus Polyergus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to the Modern Classification of Insects: Founded on the by John Obadiah Westwood (1840)
"... France (F. rufes- cens Latr., forming the genus Polyergus), constitutes a remarkable exception to the remainder of the family, in respect to its habits. ..."
2. The Mountain by Robert Montgomery Smith Jackson (1860)
"The genus Polyergus make predatory excursions to the nests of other species and take young workmen in the pupa state. These captives assume their perfect ..."
3. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1844)
"This ant belonged to the genus Polyergus of Latreille, having the antennae inserted near the mouth. The female was half an inch in length, the neuter only ..."
4. Handbook of Zoology by Jan van der Hoeven (1856)
"316—328; WESTWOOD, ibid. vi. pp. 81—85. Formica LATR. (spec, from gen. Formica L.) Sting none. Add sub-genus : Polyergus LATR. Sp. Formica rufa L., LATR., ..."