Ecological dominance of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in its native range

  title={Ecological dominance of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in its native range},
  author={Luis A. Calcaterra and Juan Pablo Livore and Alicia Delgado and Juan A Briano},
Despite the widespread impacts invasive species can have in introduced populations, little is known about competitive mechanisms and dominance hierarchies between invaders and similar taxa in their native range. This study examines interactions between the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, and other above-ground foraging ants in two habitats in northeastern Argentina. A combination of pitfall traps and baits was used to characterize the ant communities, their dominance relationships… 

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