A case of interference competition in which some ant species (Messor barbarus and Aphaenogaster senilis) rob seeds of Euphorbia charadas from other ants (especially Tapinoma nigerrimum) is reported. Seed robbing is here regarded as a possible natural impediment to myrmecochory as it may interfere with the seedling recruitment process of the myrmecochorous plant. © 1995, Hindawi Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Psyche (New York)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1995|