Interactions between ants and aphidophagous and coccidophagous ladybirds

@article{Majerus2006InteractionsBA,
  title={Interactions between ants and aphidophagous and coccidophagous ladybirds},
  author={Michael E. N. Majerus and John J. Sloggett and J F Godeau and Jean-Louis Hemptinne},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={49},
  pages={15-27}
}
Aphidophagous and coccidophagous coccinellids come into conflict with homopteran-tending ants for access to food. Antagonistic interactions between coccinellids and ants may be competitive or non-competitive. Competitive interactions occur when coccinellids attack aphids or coccids that are being tended by ants for honeydew. Non-competitive interactions include all interactions away from ant-tended homopteran colonies. We here review observations and studies of such interactions. We note that… Expand

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