Defense by exploitation in the Florida carpenter ant, Camponotus floridanus, at an extrafloral nectar resource

@article{Dreisig2000DefenseBE,
  title={Defense by exploitation in the Florida carpenter ant, Camponotus floridanus, at an extrafloral nectar resource},
  author={H. Dreisig},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={47},
  pages={274-279}
}
  • H. Dreisig
  • Published 2000
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Abstract When resources in a territory have a patchy distribution, intruders may successfully exploit unguarded patches. In such cases, territory owners may use exploitative strategies to reduce the gains of the intruders. The territorial ant Camponotus floridanus attends the leaf nectaries of Urena lobata, which are also visited by the ant Pseudomyrmex mexicanus and other intruders. Residents visited the nectaries at a high rate and in a systematic way, and thereby depressed the mean standing… CONTINUE READING

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