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LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF AN ARTHROPOD-COMMUNITY INVASION BY THE IMPORTED FIRE ANT, SOLENOPSIS INVICTA
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The results of this study indicate that the impact of such invasive ants may be greatest during and shortly after the initial phase of an invasion. Expand
Indirect effects of phorid fly parasitoids on the mechanisms of interspecific competition among ants
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South American Pseudacteon phorids may be promising biocontrol agents of imported fire ants, S. invicta, in the USA because of the relatively large indirect effects. Expand
Potential Global Range Expansion of the Invasive Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta
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A dynamic, ecophysiological model of colony growth is used to predict the potential global range expansion of this invasive species, S. invicta, which has diverse detrimental impacts on recipient communities and has the potential to colonize numerous other regions. Expand
Establishment and dispersal of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis in North Florida
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It is estimated that a state the size of Florida would require 5–10 releases spaced over a 3-year period to cover the state in 6–9 years. Expand
The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Polynesia revisited: species numbers and the importance of sampling intensity
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Remote Polynesian islands appear neither to be as depauperate as previously thought in numbers of ant species present, nor possess an unusual potential for evolutionary increase in species numbers. Expand
Community organization in a recently assembled fauna: the case of Polynesian ants
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In ant communities where one of the three recognized dominant species was present, the outcome of negative interspecific interactions among species was more predictable than in communities without a recognized dominant. Expand
Oviposition behavior and development of Pseudacteon flies (Diptera: Phoridae), parasitoids of Solenopsis fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
We studied the oviposition behavior and larval development of Pseudacteon phorid flies, which are parasitoids of Solenopsis fire ants. Four South American Pseudacteon spp., P. litoralis Borgmeier, P.Expand
Mechanisms of interspecific competition among an invasive and two native fire ants
The mechanisms of interspecific competition among an invasive and two native Solenopsis fire ant forms were investigated in a series of laboratory experiments. In separate trials each with aExpand
Ecological interactions of Pseudacteon parasitoids and Solenopsis ant hosts: environmental correlates of activity and effects on competitive hierarchies
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The activity of S. geminata (F.) hosts and relative abundance of Pseudacteon phorids, along with five environmental variables, were measured at weekly intervals over an 8‐month period at two sites. Expand
Host Location Behavior in a Parasitoid of Imported Fire Ants
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P. tricuspis did not display a pattern of uniform distribution at disturbed colonies but often was very abundant at some colony locations while absent or rare at nearby colony locations. Expand
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