Ability of Resident Ants to Destruct Small Colonies of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

@inproceedings{Rao2004AbilityOR,
  title={Ability of Resident Ants to Destruct Small Colonies of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={Asha Jyothi Rao and S. Bradleigh. Vinson},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract The ant Solenopsis invicta Buren has spread across the United States and is reported to have significantly reduced the diversity of the native ants. Much of this spread is occurring on land that has been repeatedly disturbed by continually changing land use practices. S. invicta seems to outcompete and eliminate other resident ant species. However, this inference may not be true because several resident native ant species are known to persist in S. invicta-infested areas. Thus, in this… Expand
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