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Filamentous fungi found on foundress queens of leaf-cutting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
(Journal of Applied Entomology, 2010-05-01) [Artigo]
Queens of the leaf-cutting ant species Atta laevigata and Atta capiguara were collected soon after their mating flight and maintained in the laboratory until death. Ant corpses showing signs of contamination by insect ...
Influence of Fungal Contamination on Substrate Carrying by the Leafcutter Ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
(Sociobiology, 2009-01-01) [Artigo]
Toxic baits are the most used method for controlling leafcutter ants and are usually composed of a mixture of dehydrated citric pulp with an active ingredient dissolved in soy oil. In this study, we evaluate if filamentous ...
Behavioral Response of the Leafcutter Ant, Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), to Components of Citrus Pulp
(Sociobiology, 2010-01-01) [Artigo]
Citrus pulp is an attractive substrate for dicotyledon-cutting ants, due to its physical and chemical properties. In this study, the behavioral response of Atta sexdens rubropilosa workers to different components of the ...