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How plants shape the ant community in the Amazonian rainforest canopy: the key role of extrafloral nectaries and homopteran honeydew
Abstract. Ant-plant interactions in the canopy of a lowland Amazonian rainforest of the upper Orinoco, Venezuela, were studied using a modified commercial crane on rails (Surumoni project). OurExpand
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Newly discovered sister lineage sheds light on early ant evolution
Ants are the world's most conspicuous and important eusocial insects and their diversity, abundance, and extreme behavioral specializations make them a model system for several disciplines within theExpand
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Ant nests in tank bromeliads — an example of non-specific interaction
Summary: Four species of epiphytic tank bromeliads on an island in the Orinoco river in Venezuelan Amazonia were inhabited by 13 ant species from four subfamilies. None of these ant species are knownExpand
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Comparative Study of Nest Architecture and Colony Structure of the Fungus-Growing Ants, Mycocepurus goeldii and M. smithii
Abstract Nest architecture and demography of the non leaf-cutting fungus-growing ant species Mycocepurus goeldii and M. smithii (Attini: Formicidae) were studied in an agroforest habitat near Manaus,Expand
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Do secondary forests act as refuges for old growth forest animals? Recovery of ant diversity in the Atlantic forest of Brazil
Abstract The extent to which secondary forests occupying degraded and abandoned lands provide suitable habitat for forest-adapted species is an important conservation issue in times of vanishing oldExpand
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Divergent investment strategies of Acacia myrmecophytes and the coexistence of mutualists and exploiters
Ant-plant interactions represent a diversity of strategies, from exploitative to mutualistic, and how these strategies evolve is poorly understood. Here, we link physiological, ecological, andExpand
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Eurhopalothrix depressa sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Southern Brazil with a Key to the Neotropical Taxa of the Genus
Eurhopalothrix depressa sp. n. is described from Southern Brazil. The species belongs to the bolaui group characterised by well developed propodeal teeth and large specialized clavate hairs on theExpand
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A review of the genus Mystrium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Indo-Australian region
Indo-Australian species of the amblyoponine ant genus Mystrium Roger are reviewed. Three species are recognized in the region, and two of them, which were found in Indonesia (Papua and West PapuaExpand
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Oswaldocruzia peruensis n. sp. (Nematoda, Trichostrongylina, Molineoidea), parasite d'un Iguanidae du Pérou
Description d'oswaldocruzia peruensis n. sp., parasite de Stenocercus roseiventris du Perou. L'espece appartient aux Oswaldocruzia neotropicaux caracterises : (1) par des spicules a trois branchesExpand
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Behavioral ecology and natural history of Blepharidatta brasiliensis (Formicidae, Blepharidattini)
Abstract.Fungus-growing ants (Attini, Formicidae) originated about 45–65 million years ago when forging a mutualistic association with basidiomycete fungi (Lepiotaceae). Here we use information onExpand
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