Prevalence , Spread , and Effects of the Microsporidium Thelohania solenopsae Released into Populations with Different Social Forms of the Red Imported Fire Ant ( Hymenoptera : Formicidae )

@inproceedings{Fuxa2005PrevalenceS,
  title={Prevalence , Spread , and Effects of the Microsporidium Thelohania solenopsae Released into Populations with Different Social Forms of the Red Imported Fire Ant ( Hymenoptera : Formicidae )},
  author={James R. Fuxa and Yuliya Y Sokolova and Maynard L Milks and Arthur R. Richter and David F. Williams},
  year={2005}
}
The microsporidium Thelohania solenopsae Knell, Allen, and Hazard was released into colonies of red imported Þre ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren, at four Þeld sites in Louisiana. Social form of the ant affected the establishment of the microsporidium; long-term epizootics developed at two sites with predominantly polygyne populations, whereas the pathogen produced a low disease prevalence before it disappeared or did not infect ants at all at two monogyne sites. This study is the Þrst report of… CONTINUE READING
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