Response of fire ants (Formicidae: Solenopsis invicta and S.gerninata) to artificial nectars with amino acids

@article{Lanza1991ResponseOF,
  title={Response of fire ants (Formicidae: Solenopsis invicta and S.gerninata) to artificial nectars with amino acids},
  author={Janet Lanza},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={1991},
  volume={16}
}
  • J. Lanza
  • Published 1 May 1991
  • Biology
  • Ecological Entomology
Abstract. 1 The role that amino acids in extrafloral nectars play in attracting ants to plants was investigated. Workers from laboratory colonies of Solenopsis invicta Buren and S.geminafa (F). (Formicidae) fed from artificial nectaries containing mimics of the extrafloral nectar of Passiflora menispermifoh and P.caerulea; P.menispermifoh nectar contains higher levels of amino acids (1347.3 pdml) than does the nectar of P.currulea (125.2 μm/ml). 2 When sugar‐only and sugar—amino acid nectar… Expand
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