Nest-Site Limitation and Nesting Resources of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Urban Green Spaces

@inproceedings{Friedrich2009NestSiteLA,
  title={Nest-Site Limitation and Nesting Resources of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Urban Green Spaces},
  author={Russell L. Friedrich and S. Philpott},
  booktitle={Environmental entomology},
  year={2009}
}
  • Russell L. Friedrich, S. Philpott
  • Published in Environmental entomology 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • ABSTRACT Urbanization impacts biodiversity, yet few studies examine general impacts of urbanization on insects. Furthermore, few studies examine availability and limitation of potential cavity nesting sites for ants, an important regulating factor in ant communities that may vary in different urban habitats. We compared three urban habitat types (gardens, vacant lots, and forests) in Toledo, OH, to examine availability and ant preferences for different cavity nesting resources (small and large… CONTINUE READING
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