Interspecific Competition between Solenopsis invicta and Two Native Ant Species, Pheidole fervens and Monomorium chinense

@inproceedings{Chen2011InterspecificCB,
  title={Interspecific Competition between Solenopsis invicta and Two Native Ant Species, Pheidole fervens and Monomorium chinense},
  author={Yin-Cheng Chen and Lekhnath Kafle and Cheng Jen Shih},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2011}
}
ABSTRACT This study was designed to understand the effects of the interspecific competition between red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren and two native ant species, Pheidole fervens Smith and Monomorium chinense Santschi, by conducting colony interference and individual confrontation tests under laboratory conditions. The colony interference test showed that both native ant species, owing to their numerical advantage, killed the Solenopsis invicta virus-1 (SINV-1)-infected or healthy… Expand
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