High invasive ant activity drives predation of a native butterfly larva

Lach, Lori, Volp, Trevor M., Greenwood, Todd A., and Rose, Annaleice (2016) High invasive ant activity drives predation of a native butterfly larva. Biotropica, 48 (2). pp. 146-149.

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Yellow crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipes) threaten invertebrates on many tropical islands, but little work has been done in continental ecosystems. We found 4.4–16.0 times more cruiser butterfly caterpillars were attacked in Australian rain forest sites with A. gracilipes than in native ant sites, and extrafloral nectar had little influence.

Item ID: 41536
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1744-7429
Keywords: Anoplolepis gracilipes; Australia; cruiser butterfly; extrafloral nectar; Nymphalidae; rain forest; Wet Tropics World Heritage Area; yellow crazy ant
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 03:54
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410202 Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology @ 75%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310302 Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) @ 25%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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