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- Landero-Torres, Ivonne; García-Martínez, Miguel Á.; Galindo-Tovar, María Elena; Leiva-Ovalle, Otto Raúl; Lee-Espinosa, Hilda Eulalia; Murguía-González, Joaquín; Negrín-Ruiz, Jaime
- The Southwestern entomologist 2014 v.39 no.1 pp. 135-146
- tropical and subtropical horticulture, etc ; Formicidae; Heliconia; habitats; indigenous species; insects; landscapes; ornamental horticulture; ornamental plants; species diversity; tropical and subtropical crops; Mexico; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... Currently there is an increase in tropical crops dedicated to ornamental horticulture. This study is the first assessment of the role of a Heliconia spp. ornamental plant cultivation in Mexico as habitat for insect biodiversity conservation, using ant assemblages as bioindicators. A total of 9,022 ant workers belonging to seven subfamilies, 14 tribes, 27 genera, and 55 species was captured. Conver ...