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- Smith, Adrian A.
- Insectes sociaux 2019 v.66 no.2 pp. 211-222
- Formica; Odontomachus brunneus; aggression; chemical ecology; descriptive studies; indigenous species; intraspecific variation; natural history; nests; phenotype; predators; social insects; Florida
- ... Formica ants are not known to be prey specialists on other ant species, however, for the past 60 years, field observations on Formica archboldi in the southeastern United States have noted that their nests are scattered with body parts of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants. This study investigates the relationship between F. archboldi and Odontomachus. Through a series of behavioral experiments and a desc ...