An experimental study of behavioral mechanisms of relationships between red wood ants and ground beetles

@article{Dorosheva2006AnES,
  title={An experimental study of behavioral mechanisms of relationships between red wood ants and ground beetles},
  author={Elena A. Dorosheva and Zhanna Reznikova},
  journal={Entomological Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={86},
  pages={139-148}
}
Behavioral mechanisms regulating the competitive relations between the red wood ant Formica aquilonia and the ground beetles Carabus regalis, Pterostichus melanarius, P. magus, P. oblongopunctatus, Harpalus smaragdinus, and Amara nitida were studied by artificially initiated collisions between living insects as well as with the use of imitation models. Members of different functional groups within an ant family (aphid-milkers, hunters, and guards) behaved differently towards beetles. Active… 

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