Estimates of the Direct and Indirect Effects of Red Imported Fire Ants on Biological Control in Field Crops

@article{Eubanks2001EstimatesOT,
  title={Estimates of the Direct and Indirect Effects of Red Imported Fire Ants on Biological Control in Field Crops},
  author={Micky D. Eubanks},
  journal={Biological Control},
  year={2001},
  volume={21},
  pages={35-43}
}
  • M. Eubanks
  • Published 1 May 2001
  • Biology
  • Biological Control
Red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are usually considered serious pests. S. invicta workers, however, are voracious predators and are frequently among the most abundant predators in agroecosystems within their range. Unfortunately, fire ant workers may also attack beneficial insects and arthropods. The goal of this study was to quantify the relationship between the abundance of fire ant workers and the abundance of insect pests and their natural enemies… Expand

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