Army imposters: diversification of army ant-mimicking beetles with their Eciton hosts

@article{PrezEspona2017ArmyID,
  title={Army imposters: diversification of army ant-mimicking beetles with their Eciton hosts},
  author={S{\'i}lvia P{\'e}rez-Espona and William Paul Goodall-Copestake and Stefanie M. Berghoff and Katie J. Edwards and Nigel R. Franks},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2017},
  volume={65},
  pages={59-75}
}
Colonies of neotropical army ants of the genus Eciton Latreille offer some of the most captivating examples of intricate interactions between species, with hundreds of associated species already described in colonies of Eciton burchellii Westwood. Among this plethora of species found with Eciton colonies, two genera of staphylinid beetles, Ecitomorpha Wasmann, and Ecitophya Wasmann, have evolved to mimic the appearance and parallel the colouration of the most abundant ant worker cast. Here, we… CONTINUE READING
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