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Individual Ants Specialize On Particular Aphid Herds (Hymenoptera, Formicidae homoptera, Aphididae)

  title={Individual Ants Specialize On Particular Aphid Herds (Hymenoptera, Formicidae homoptera, Aphididae)},
  author={Bert C. Ebbers and Edward Morley Barrows},

Individual foraging patterns of the jack jumper ant Myrmecia croslandi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

It is shown that individual ants carry out up to six trips per day and rarely forage on consecutive days, and individual foragers exhibited temporal fidelity based on their nest departure times, and could be classified as those active all day or only within eight hours after sunrise.

Patch fidelity in Camponotus compressus ants foraging on honeydew secreted by treehoppers.

This study studied the foraging strategies and ant-treehopper interactions among C. compressus ants and Oxyrachis tarandus tree-hoppers on the plant Bauhinia tomentosa and found that ants show fidelity to specific patches of B. toMENTosa.

Site fidelity of Formica rufa: micro-scaled and persistent despite disturbance (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

How site fidelity on one hand and flexibility in foraging and recruiting on the other hand promote foraging efficiency of the colony is discussed.

Dispersed central place foraging in Australian meat ants

Australian meat ants often inhabit colonies with widely dispersed nest holes, and this study examines how resource is harvested and distributed in a colony of Iridomyrmex sanguineus Smith, suggesting that workers develop fidelity to the particular nest hole in which they eclose.

Colony-level regulation of forager caste ratios in response to caste perturbations in the carpenter Ant,Camponotus Pennsylvanicus (De Geer) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

It is suggested that disruptions can lead to changes in the morphic caste ratio of foragers, and that the caste ratios of the foraging force are under social control, and are manipulated by the colony.

The ontogeny of foragwehaviour in desert ants, Cataglyphis bicolor

Abstract. 1. Individually foraging desert ants, Cataglyphis bicolor, exhibit short foraging lives (half lifetime, i.e. half‐time of the exponential decay function: 4.5 days), in which they perform

The ontogeny of foraging behaviour in desert ants , Cataglyphis bicolor

It is argued that in functional terms direction fidelity is related to the navigational benefits resulting from exploiting familiar (route-based) landmark information, and hence reduces round-trip time and by this physiological stress and predatory risk.

Patterns of arthropod distribution and determinants of arthropod assemblage composition in a natural West African savannah

The main objective of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is the conservation and the sustainable and fair use of biodiversity. To achieve this goal, a thorough understanding of biodiversity

Finding its place in a competitive ant community: leaf fidelity of Camponotus sericeus

The study is the first to show leaf fidelity caused by EFNs and micro-site fidelity within the context of species rich ant communities, and considers the resulting systematic, partitioned use of individual plants as important factor supporting the formation of a mosaic-like ant distribution on plants.


Individual ants specialize on particular aphid herds (Hymenoptera: Formicidae; Homoptera: Aphididae

  • 1980