Behavioural Interactions Between Crematogaster brevispinosa rochai Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Two Nasutitermes Species (Isoptera: Termitidae)

@article{Quinet2005BehaviouralIB,
  title={Behavioural Interactions Between Crematogaster brevispinosa rochai Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Two Nasutitermes Species (Isoptera: Termitidae)},
  author={Yves P. Quinet and N. Tekule and Jean Christophe de Biseau},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={1-17}
}
In the savanna-like Brazilian biome “caatinga,“ the arboreal and polydomous ant Crematogaster brevispinosa rochai can be found cohabiting with two closely related Nasutitermes species (N. corniger and N. ephratae). This ant occupies variably sized portions of the termite nests and maintains a physical separation with its hosts by plugging the cells of the boundary areas with fibrous material. Although all the analysed cohabiting C. b. rochai nests were queenless, they always contained brood… 

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