Large scale unicoloniality: the population and colony structure of the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) in New Zealand

@article{Corin2007LargeSU,
  title={Large scale unicoloniality: the population and colony structure of the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) in New Zealand},
  author={S. Corin and K. Abbott and P. Ritchie and P. Lester},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2007},
  volume={54},
  pages={275-282}
}
  • S. Corin, K. Abbott, +1 author P. Lester
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
  • Abstract.The Argentine ant is native to South America and has spread widely across the globe. In this study, we use genetic analyses and behavioural assays to examine the colony structure of Argentine ants in New Zealand. Diet modification studies were also carried out in order to help identify what factors influence these behavioural assays. There was no aggression observed between any pairings tested across the North Island of New Zealand, though we found that diet manipulations in the… CONTINUE READING
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