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- Altfeld, L.; Stiling, P.
- Environmental entomology 2006 v.35 no.1 pp. 31-36
- Aphis (Aphididae), etc ; Liriomyza trifolii; phytophagous insects; predatory insects; Linepithema humile; host plants; Baccharis halimifolia; population density; mutualism; leafminers; population dynamics; Florida; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... The primary objective of this experiment was to assess the impacts of ant tending by the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, on myrmecophilous and nonmyrmecophilous herbivores of Baccharis halimifolia, through field manipulations of ant attendance levels. High and low levels of ant attendance were established for a 5-mo evaluation of the densities of ant attended aphids, aphid predators, and leaf m ...