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- Kitade, Osamu, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Biological invasions 2009 v.11 no.10 pp. 2329-2339
- Linepithema humile; introduced species; invasive species; ecological invasion; insect colonies; insect behavior; insect cuticle; hydrocarbons; nestmate recognition; genetic relationships; population genetics; social insects; insect sociobiology; Japan
- ... In recent years, highly invasive ant species successively invaded warm regions of Asia. In Japan, the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, has become established in several coastal regions. This species forms unusual social organizations called supercolonies consisting of numerous mutually non-aggressive nests. We studied the behavioral relationships, similarity of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles (ne ...