Effect of different ant species on reproductive fitness of Schomburgkia tibicinis (Orchidaceae)

@article{RicoGray2004EffectOD,
  title={Effect of different ant species on reproductive fitness of Schomburgkia tibicinis (Orchidaceae)},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Rico-Gray and Leonard B. Thien},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={81},
  pages={487-489}
}
SummaryWe studied the effect of four ant species on the reproductive fitness (number of fruits produced) of Schomburgkia tibicinis (Orchidaceae), in the coast of Yucatan, Mexico. Ants forage day and night for the nectar produced by the reproductive structures of the orchid. Ant size is: Camponotus planatus (3–4 mm), C. abdominalis (4–6 mm), C. rectangularis (7–9 mm), and Ectatomma tuberculatum (9–12 mm). The results indicate that ant efficiency in disrupting the activities of the main herbivore… Expand
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