Asian Myrmecology, Volume 8, pages 107-110, published December 2016
Aggression of Solenopsis invicta towards other ants is not affected by colony rafting
YUQUAN HUANG, SHAOWEN ZHU, DELONG TAN, LING ZENG, LEI WANG* & YIJUAN XU*
1Red Imported Fire Ant Research Center, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, 510642, China
Article first published online 06/May/2016
© Y. Huang, S. Zhu, D. Tan, L. Zeng, L. Wang & Y. Xu
Abstract: Solenopsis invicta is an ivasive ant species originally inhabiting flood plains in South America and therefore well adadapted to flooding events. During floodings, there ants prequently perform rafting behaviour. This works studies the impact of rafting behaviour on interspecific agrression bahaviour.
Keywords: Solenopsis invicta Buren, venom dosage, competition, native ants