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MESSOR BARBARA [1 record]

Record 1 2016-03-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Insects, Centipedes, Spiders, and Scorpions
Universal entry(ies)
DEF

An ant that gathers and stores up seeds for food; a member of an Old World genus (Messor) common around the Mediterranean.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Insectes, mille-pattes, araignées et scorpions
Entrée(s) universelle(s)
CONT

Les fourmis moissonneuses [...] appartiennent aux Myrmicinés, et sont représentées [...] par les espèces Messor (Messor barbara); végétariennes, elles récoltent les graines qu'elles trouvent dans les champs et les accumulent dans de vastes magasins. La moisson terminée elles se mettent en devoir de travailler leurs provisions, broyant les graines et les imprégnant de salive pour en faire une bouillie homogène.

Spanish

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