myrmecophile


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myrmecophile

[mər′mek·ə‚fīl]
(ecology)
An organism, usually a beetle, that habitually inhabits the nest of ants.
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For example, hymenopterous myrmecophiles associated with the neotropical weaver ant Camponotus sp.
Some myrmecophiles are small enough to live among the ants undetected without chemical mimicry [36], while others, such as Gamasomorpha maschwitzi, have alternative strategies to chemical mimicry which are to date poorly known but could consist of acoustical, behavioural, and/or morphological adaptations [68].
Le Masne, "Recherches sur la biologie des animaux myrmecophiles I: L'adoption des Paussus favieri Fairm, par une nouvelle societe de Pheidole pallidula Nyl." Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Sceances de LAcademie des Sceances, vol.
Kistner, "Studies of Japanese myrmecophiles, part I: the genera Pella and Falagria (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)," in Entomological Essays to Commemorate the Retirement of Professor K.
Wheeler, "Two extraordinary larval myrmecophiles from Panama," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol.
Apart from some scarce myrmecophiles found very occasionally within their nest, such as a gastropod, a small diplopod (Merocheta), a lepismatid or nicoletiid thysanuran, a worm infesting the refuse dumps, and a histerid beetle (Cook 1905; Perez-Lachaud & Lachaud, unpublished data), colonies of E.
Approximately 60% of the ant-associated lycaenid species are facultative myrmecophiles that are tended by several different ant species, usually on the larval host plant (Pierce et al.