Behavioral interactions of the invasive Argentine ant with native ant species

  title={Behavioral interactions of the invasive Argentine ant with native ant species},
  author={Kathleen G. Human and Deborah M. Gordon},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, has invaded many areas of the world, displacing native ants. Its behavior may contribute to its competitive success. Staged and natural encounters were observed at food resources in the field, between Argentine ants and eight ant species native to northern California. There was no relation between the frequency of aggression by any ant species and the outcome of encounters, though Argentine ants were more likely than ants of native species to behave… CONTINUE READING
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