oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A survey of the Argentine ant, Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr), (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in South African fynbos
|Article Title||A survey of the Argentine ant, Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr), (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in South African fynbos|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 *South African Forestry Research Institute: Jonkershoek Forestry Research Centre, Stellenbosch. **Department of Entomology, University of Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Mar 1989|
|Pages||157 - 164|
|Keyword(s)||Argentine ant, Fynbos vegetation, lridomyrmex humilis, Myrmecochory, Plant community composition and Seed dispersal|
The Argentine ant, lridomyrmex humilis, was found to have spread into the fynbos, the heath-like shrub vegetation of the south-western part of South Africa. This survey has shown that the presence of this ant is associated with disturbance by man. Remote areas were still free from it.
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