Ant-aphid relations in costa rica, central America (Hymenoptera: Formicidae; Hemiptera: Aphididae)

Xavier Espadaler, Nicolás Pérez Hidalgo, William Villalobos Muller

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Abstract

We present the first catalogue of ant-aphid associations (Hymenoptera: Formicidae / Hemiptera: Aphididae) of Costa Rica. 29 species of ants and 18 species of aphids establish 48 relationships. Those interactions seem not to be rare in Costa Rica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-970
JournalSociobiology
Volume59
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Aphididae. Aphids
  • Central america
  • Costa rica
  • Formicidae. Ants

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