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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The influence of ants on host plant selection by Jalmenus evagoras, a myrmecophilous lycaenid butterfly.
Transfer of the myrmecophilous soft scale insect Neolecanium amazonensis Foldi to Foldilecanium gen.
Witte, "The social integration of a myrmecophilous spider does not depend exclusively on chemical mimicry," Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol.
A new genus of myrmecophilous Chernetidae from southern Australia (Pseudoscorpionida).
Cecropia obtusifolia is a dioecious, myrmecophilous tree 20-35 m high.
Behavioural interactions between the ant Lasius flavus (Formicidae) and the myrmecophilous beetle Claviger testaceus (Pselaphidae).
Adaptations of Coccinella magnifi ca, a myrmecophilous coccinellid to aggression by wood ants (Formica rufa group).
In this paper, we evaluated the completeness and accuracy of the taxonomic knowledge about a group of myrmecophilous beetles, the tribe Paussini ("ant-nest beetles") of the family Carabidae (Coleoptera, Adephaga, Paussinae), at a global level.
For example, in some species the adults are myrmecophilous, whilst in some others they are kleptoparasitic, feeding on the prey of spiders or predaceous insects.
Acceptance of two native myrmecophilous species, Platyarthrus hoffmannseggii (Isopoda: Oniscidea) and Cyphoderus albinus (Collembola: Cyphoderidae) by the introduced invasive garden ant Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Belgium.