Intercontinental union of Argentine ants: behavioral relationships among introduced populations in Europe, North America, and Asia

@article{Sunamura2009IntercontinentalUO,
  title={Intercontinental union of Argentine ants: behavioral relationships among introduced populations in Europe, North America, and Asia},
  author={E. Sunamura and X. Espadaler and H. Sakamoto and S. Suzuki and M. Terayama and S. Tatsuki},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={143-147}
}
  • E. Sunamura, X. Espadaler, +3 authors S. Tatsuki
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
  • Many invasive ants, including the Argentine ant Linepithema humile, form expansive supercolonies, within which intraspecific aggression is absent. The behavioral relationships among introduced Argentine ant populations at within-country or within-continent scales have been studied previously, but the behavioral relationships among intercontinental populations have not been examined. The present study investigated the levels of aggression among intercontinental Argentine ant populations by… CONTINUE READING
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