n African Entomology - Longevity and survival of colonies of (Formicidae : Myrmicinae) in the Karoo, South Africa : short communication

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589
  • Author W.R.J. Dean
  • Source : African Entomology, Volume 14, Issue 2, Sep 2006, p. 381 - 383
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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Ants play an important role in recycling nutrients in arid and semi-arid ecosystems (Whitford 1986, 2002; Wilby et al. 2001), including the semi-arid Karoo, South Africa (Dean & Yeaton 1993a). In the Karoo, granivorous harvester ants, , are central-place foragers, bringing seeds to nests from up to 20 m (Dean 1991).

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