A note on food and foraging in relation to temperature in the meat ant Iridomyrmex purpureus form viridiaeneus

Mobbs, CJ.; Tedder, G.; Wade, AM.; Williams, R.

Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 173: 193-197

1978


DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1978.tb00142.x
Accession: 037665495

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Abstract
The foraging activity of the meat ant I. p. f. viridiaeneus is closely correlated with temperature in an arid environment. The ants feed on a wide range of plant and animal material, traveling up to 100 m to gather food.

A note on food and foraging in relation to temperature in the meat ant Iridomyrmex purpureus form viridiaeneus