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Field observations of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) associated with red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren, in Louisiana pastures

Howard, FW.; Oliver, AD.

Journal of the Georgia Entomological Society 143: 259-263

1979


ISSN/ISBN: 0016-8238
Accession: 000660876

Field observations were made in August 1972 on 13 species of ants found in Louisiana pastures inhabited by the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren. Behaviour of the different species resulted in avoidance of conflict with the S. invicta. Monomorium minimum (Buckley) apparently produced a defensive secretion that repelled S. invicta.

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