Predaceous ants, beach replenishment, and nest placement by sea turtles.

@article{Wetterer2007PredaceousAB,
  title={Predaceous ants, beach replenishment, and nest placement by sea turtles.},
  author={James K. Wetterer and Lawrence D. Wood and Chris Johnson and Holly Krahe and Stephanie Fitchett},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={1084-91}
}
Ants known for attacking and killing hatchling birds and reptiles include the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren), tropical fire ant [Solenopsis geminata (Fabr.)], and little fire ant [Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger)]. We tested whether sea turtle nest placement influenced exposure to predaceous ants. In 2000 and 2001, we surveyed ants along a Florida beach where green turtles (Chelonia mydas L.), leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli), and loggerheads (Caretta caretta L… CONTINUE READING