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Author (up) Dejean, A.; Moreau, C.S.; Kenne, M.; Leponce, M. openurl 
  Title The raiding success of Pheidole megacephala on other ants in both its native and introduced ranges Type Journal Article
  Year 2008 Publication Comptes Rendus Biologies Abbreviated Journal C. R. Biol.  
  Volume 331 Issue 8 Pages 631-635  
  Keywords invasive ants; predation; raiding other ants; recruitment  
  Abstract We studied the behaviour of the invasive African myrmicine ant, Pheidole megacephala, when confronted with colonies of other common ant species in Cameroon, a part of its native range, and in Mexico, where it has been introduced. P. megacephala raided the nests of the other ants in both cases. Eleven species out of 12 put up a rather strong resistance to raiding P. megacephala workers in Cameroon compared to only three species out of 11 in Mexico, where only colonies of Solenopsis geminata, Dorymyrmex pyramicus and Dolichoderus bispinosus resisted these raids. We conclude that P. megacephala's heightened ability to successfully raid colonies of competing ants may help explain its success and the decline of native ants in areas where it has been introduced.  
  Address [Dejean, Alain] CNRS Guyane, UPS 2561, F-97300 Cayenne, France, Email:  
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  ISSN 1631-0691 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes ISI:000258523200008 Approved no  
  Call Number EcoFoG @ eric.marcon @ Serial 210  
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