Spatial Distribution and Fruiting Phenology of Protium heptaphyllum (Burseraceae) Determine the Design of the Underground Foraging System of Atta sexdens L. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)


Leaf-cutting ants have long been recognized to forage via complex trail systems but the nature and the ecological drivers of the different foraging strategies adopted remain a key topic. Here, we described the spatiotemporal use of belowground foraging galleries by Atta sexdens L. in the Brazilian Atlantic forest, and examined the adaptive advantages of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13744-012-0052-x


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