Foraging territories of imported fire ants

  • Wilson N
  • Dillier J
  • Markin G
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Abstract

[NOTE: S. saevissima is S. invicta or S. richteri in North America] *[Field studies were conducted in south Mississippi during 1969 to determine if foraging territories existed in association with mounds of Solenopsis saevissima richteri Forel & to determine the amount of association between adjacent colonies. Results of these studies show that definite foraging territories do exist & that they are easily defined. There is little movement or communication between imported fire ants of adjacent colonies, & each colony operates as an isolated unit.]

Author-supplied keywords

  • Conomyrma pyramicus
  • Dolichoderinae
  • Formicidae
  • Louisiana
  • Myrmicinae
  • North America
  • Solenopsis invicta
  • USA
  • ant
  • bait
  • chemical control
  • dye
  • foraging
  • mound
  • scientific
  • territory

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Authors

  • N L Wilson

  • J H Dillier

  • G P Markin

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