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- IAKOVLEV, IVAN K.; NOVGORODOVA, TATIANA A.; TIUNOV, ALEXEI V.; REZNIKOVA, ZHANNA I.
- Ecological entomology 2017 v.42 no.3 pp. 263-272
- Aphidoidea; Formica aquilonia; arthropod communities; autumn; carbon; food chain; grazing; herbivores; herbs; honeydew; invertebrates; liquid diet; mixed forests; nitrogen; predators; sap; seasonal variation; spring; stable isotopes; summer; trees; worker ants; Siberia
- ... 1. Red wood ants are among the most numerous generalist predators and strongly affect the composition of arthropod communities in forest ecosystems. However, their trophic position remains poorly understood. Stable isotope analysis was applied to study the trophic position of Formica aquilonia and reveal seasonal changes in its trophic links with both myrmecophilous aphids and other invertebrates ...