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Arthropod Diversity in a Tropical Forest
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This work sampled the phylogenetic breadth of arthropod taxa from the soil to the forest canopy in the San Lorenzo forest, Panama using a comprehensive range of structured protocols and found that models based on plant diversity fitted the accumulated species richness of both herbivore and nonherbivore taxa exceptionally well. Expand
Ponericins, New Antibacterial and Insecticidal Peptides from the Venom of the Ant Pachycondyla goeldii *
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In the venom of the predatory ant Pachycondyla goeldii, the estimated peptide concentrations appear to be compatible with an antibacterial activity in vivo, suggesting that in the ant colony, the peptides exhibit a defensive role against microbial pathogens arising from prey introduction and/or ingestion. Expand
Beetle pollination of Philodendron solimoesense (Araceae) in French Guiana
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The pollination of Philodendron solimoesense was studied in four populations of French Guiana and showed that C. colasi is not likely to depend on chemical information to localize conspecifics but may rely instead on stimuli produced by the inflorescences in order to meet mating partners. Expand
Parasitism versus mutualism in the ant-garden parabiosis between Camponotus femoratus and Crematogaster levior
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The results show that both species take part in protecting the epiphytes, refuting the role of Cr. Expand
Rainforest Canopy Ants: The Implications of Territoriality and Predatory Behavior
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The methods that permit us to study “arboreal ant mosaics” are discussed, which are good predators that use group ambushing to catch flying insects on their host tree foliage and are frequently used as biological control agents. Expand
Understorey environments influence functional diversity in tank‐bromeliad ecosystems
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The results provide evidence that tank-bromeliads, which grow in a broad range of ecological conditions, promote aquatic food web diversity in neotropical forests and show that algal production can support a non-detrital food web in these systems. Expand
A new case of trophobiosis between ants and Heteroptera.
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Despite the large specific diversity of equatorial rainforests, Caternaultiella rugosa (Heteroptera; Plataspidae) was only noted on two euphorbiaceous trees and was attended by two ant species, Camponotus brutus (Formicinae) and Myrmicaria opaciventris (Myrmicinae). Expand
Structure of aquatic insect communities in tank-bromeliads in a East-Amazonian rainforest in French Guiana
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The classification of bromeliads with respect to animal species is likely to provide referential schemes for those biodiversity patterns to be expected under certain conditions, and may help to target model communities for subsequent experimental research. Expand
A new method based on taxonomic sufficiency to simplify studies on Neotropical ant assemblages
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A new method for analyzing Neotropical ant faunas is developed that enables the taxonomic work linked to the identification of problematic species to be significantly reduced, while conserving most of the information on the ant assemblage. Expand
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