Dietary Habits of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Four Oklahoma Habitats

@inproceedings{Vogt2002DietaryHO,
  title={Dietary Habits of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Four Oklahoma Habitats},
  author={James T. Vogt and Richard A. Grantham and Erica A. Corbett and Stanley A. Rice and Russell E. Wright},
  year={2002}
}
Abstract Dietary habits of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, were investigated in four southern Oklahoma habitats: lakeshore, mixed grassland, wooded roadside, and unimproved pasture. Vegetation characteristics of each site were recorded for spring and late summer, in conjunction with estimates of forager success (the percentage of foragers returning to colonies with solid particles or liquid loads). Foragers collected a wide variety of solid particles, with different… Expand
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