Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Trophic competition among parabiotic ants

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_00869
Auteur(s)
  • R. B. Swain
Affiliation(s)
  • Horticulture Magazine, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, 02115, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Résumé

Parabiosis is defined as a special symbiosis, so far known only from a few Neotropical ant species, in which two or more species occupy the same nest site and forage together while keeping brood separate. In Brazil the foraging and feeding interactions in two previously reported cases of parabiosis have been reexamined. The two cases both include what was considered to be a single species ofCrematogaster (limata var.parabiotica) nesting respectively withMonacis debilis andCamponotus femoratus. Previous reports that the ants forage and feed together peacefully appear to be incorrect. This paper reports thatCrematogaster is aggressively displaced at artificially provided sugar water and dead insect food sources by its associates. TheMonacis andCamponotus also follow the recruitment trails ofCrematogaster to new food sources. TheCrematogaster nesting with each symbiont have been found to be morphologically distinct and they evidently comprise distinct species. The nature of the symbiosis is reexamined in view of the aggressive competition over food sources.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - entomology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - immunologie fondamentale
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Insect Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - entomology
Identifiant ISTEX
4C6BCBFD428A296019F3E64D26FDF55F2BEE3572
Revue

Insectes Sociaux

Année de publication
1980
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.86
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
Journal
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