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- McLeod, Paul J., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Insect science 2013 v.20 no.4 pp. 467
- Coleoptera; Collembola; Diptera; Hemiptera; Homoptera; Ipomoea batatas; Solenopsis invicta; agroecosystems; ant colonies; arthropods; fire ants; foraging; predation; predator-prey relationships; predators; roots; sweet potatoes; Mississippi
- ... The red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta (Buren), are generally considered pests. They have also been viewed as beneficial predators feeding on other insect pests of various agroecosystems. This study documents the foraging habits of fire ants in a sweetpotato field in Mississippi. Fire ant foraging trails connecting outside colonies to a sweetpotato field were exposed and foraging ants movi ...