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Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants

A Case Study on Atta colombica in the Tropical Rainforest of Panama (Ecological Studies)

by Rainer Wirth

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Published by Springer .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Botany & plant sciences,
  • Insects (entomology),
  • Panama,
  • Ecology,
  • Hymenoptera,
  • Rain Forests,
  • Rain forest ecology,
  • Science,
  • Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • General,
  • Nature / Plants,
  • Atta colombica,
  • Barro Colorado Island,
  • Insect-plant relationships

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9057829M
    ISBN 103540438963
    ISBN 109783540438960

    Leafcutter ant, (tribe Attini), any of 39 ant species abundant in the American tropics, easily recognized by their foraging columns composed of hundreds or thousands of ants carrying small pieces of leaves. These moving trails of cut foliage often stretch over 30 metres ( feet) across the forest floor and up and down the trunks of canopy trees. The Leafcutter Ants is the most detailed and authoritative description of any ant species ever produced. With a text suitable for both a lay and a scientific audience, the book provides an unforgettable tour of Earth's most evolved animal societies/5(41).

      This is a book with photos of real leaf cutting ants that live in the rain forests of Central and South America!   Disentangling the effects of foliar vs. floral herbivory of leaf-cutting ants on the plant reproductive success of Miconia nervosa (Smith) Triana (Family Melastomataceae) - Volume Issue 1 - T. Câmara, X. Arnan, V.S. Barbosa, R. Wirth, L. Iannuzzi, I.R. LealAuthor: T. Câmara, X. Arnan, V.S. Barbosa, R. Wirth, L. Iannuzzi, I.R. Leal.

      Leaf-cutter ants' (Atta laevigata) aid to the establishment success of Tapirira velutinifolia (Anacardiaceae) seedlings in a parkland savanna - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Cited by: Laccase detoxification mediates the nutritional alliance between leaf-cutting ants and fungus-garden symbionts Henrik H. De Fine Lichta,1,2, Morten Schiøtta, Adelina Rogowska-Wrzesinskab, Sanne Nygaarda, Peter Roepstorffb, and Jacobus J. Boomsmaa aCentre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DK Copenhagen, Denmark; and bProtein Research Group, Cited by:


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Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants by Rainer Wirth Download PDF EPUB FB2

Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants: A Case Study on Atta colombica in the Tropical Rainforest of Panama (Ecological Studies) rd Edition. Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants: A Case Study on Atta colombica in the Tropical Rainforest of Panama (Ecological Studies) rd Edition.

by Rainer Wirth (Author), Hubert Herz (Author), Ronald J. Ryel (Author),Cited by: About this book Plant-animal interactions have become a focus of ecological research, with the processes of herbivory being of special interest.

This volume examines the interactions of leaf-cutting ants with the rainforest vegetation on Barro Colorado Islands in Central : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Plant-animal interactions have become a focus of ecological research, with the processes of herbivory being of special interest.

This volume examines the interactions of leaf-cutting ants with the rainforest vegetation on Barro Colorado Islands in Central America. It is the synthesis of field Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants book on multiple scales extending over a period of several years.

Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants by Rainer Wirth,available at Book Depository with free delivery : Rainer Wirth. Hubert Herz is the author of Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ) Hubert Herz is the author of Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants ( avg rating, 1 rating, 5/5(1).

LEAF-CUTTING ANT HERBIVORY IN SUCCESSIONAL AND AGRICULTURAL TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS1 Chantal M. Blanton and John J. Ewel Department of Botany, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida USA Abstract. Herbivory by Atta cephalotes was measured in four plant communities of different complexity in Costa Rica.

1 About This Book.- 2 The Natural History of Leaf-Cutting Ants.- 3 The Study Area - Barro Colorado Island.- 4 Species Composition of the Forest.- 5 Forest Light Regimes.- 6 Canopy Structure of the Forest.- 7 Colony Dynamics.- 8 Harvest Dynamics.- 9 The Trail System.- 10 Host Plant Selection.- 11 Herbivory Rates.- 12 Herbivory and Light.- 13 Seed Dispersal by Leaf-Cutting Ants.- 14 Nutrient Author: Rainer Wirth.

Herbivory of Leaf-cutting Ants: A Case Study on Atta Colombica in the Tropical Rainforest of Panama (Ecological Studies) Hardcover – 27 Nov. by Zoltan D. Molnar (Author), R. Wirth (Author), H. Herz (Author) & 0 moreAuthor: Zoltan D.

Molnar, R. Wirth, H. Herz. The Texas leaf cutting ant, Atta texana (Buckley), has several common names including the town ant, cut ant, parasol ant, fungus ant and night ant.

Atta texana can be extremely destructive to landscape plants, gardens and some agricultural crops in Texas. Leaf cutting ants live in large colonies of up to 2 million.

The name comes from their habitFile Size: 45KB. ABSTRACTFrom an ecological standpoint, the symbiosis between leaf-cutting ants and their fungus can be described as an herbivore feeding on plant material harvested by the ants, metabolized by the fungus, and finally removed by the ants as refuse.

Wirth R, Herz H, Ryel RJ, Beyschlag W, Hölldobler B () Herbivory of Leaf Cutting Ants. A Case Study on Atta colombica in the Tropical Rainforest of Panama. Ecological Studies SeriesSpringer-Verlag, New York-Heidelberg-Berlin.

by: Leaf-cutting ants of the Attini tribe are a major pest of agricultural and forestry productions in the New World. Economic losses caused by these ants were estimated at several million dollars per.

Herbivory by Leaf-cutting Ants: Nutrient Balance between Harvested and Refuse Material1. Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants: A Case Study on Atta colombica in the Tropical Rainforest of Panama by Rainer Wirth, Hubert Herz, Ronald J.

Ryel, Wolfram Beyschlag. Category: Book Binding: Hardcover Author: Number of Pages: Total Offers: Rating: Total Reviews: 0. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: XV, Seiten: Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten.

Contents: 1 About This Book.- 2 The Natural History of Leaf-Cutting Ants.- 3 The Study Area - Barro Colorado Island.- 4 Species Composition of the Forest.- 5 Forest Light Regimes.- 6 Canopy Structure of the Forest.- 7 Colony Dynamics.- 8 Harvest Dynamics.- 9 The Trail.

We also found a strong effect of seasonality, with higher leaf consumption and herbivory rate in the dry season. Our results suggest that the foraging ecology of leaf‐cutting ants is modulated by human disturbance and seasonality as these two drivers affect the spectrum and the amount of resources available for these ants in the by: 4.

Get this from a library. Herbivory of leaf-cutting ants: a case study on Atta colombica in the tropical rainforest of Panama. [R Wirth;]. The effect of leaf-cutting ant herbivory on the reproductive success of Miconia nervosa plants.

Mean (±SE) of (a) number of flowers, (b) fruit set, and (c) number of fruits in undamaged, leaf. Abstract. Before determining and assessing herbivory rates, it is crucial to first determine the objectives of the planned study (i.e., zoological, botanical or ecological focus) and also the level of ecological integration at which the measurements will be carried out because the parameters to be measured and the methods applied are highly dependent on this decision (Table 18).

Herbivory by Leaf-cutting Ants: Nutrient Balance between Harvested and Refuse Materiall Enrique H. Bucher2, Victoria Marchesini Centro de Zoologia Aplicada, Universidad Nacional de C6rdoba, CC, C6rdoba, Argentina and Adriana Abril Departamento de Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Nacional de.

Herbivores use symbiotic microbes to help derive energy and nutrients from plant material. Leaf-cutter ants are a paradigmatic example, cultivating their mutualistic fungus Leucoagaricus gongylophorus on plant biomass that workers forage from a diverse collection of plant species.

Here, we investigate the metabolic flexibility of the ants’ fungal cultivar for utilizing different plant by: 6.Siam Insects 25+ Wholesale LOT Leaf Cutter Ants Preserved Wet Specimen Entomology 2in Vial. $ $ $ shipping. Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio Performances: Book Depository Books With Free Delivery Worldwide: Box Office Mojo Find Movie Box Office Data.

Leaf‐cutting ants are frequently characterized as the major herbivores in the Neotropics, but quantitative data to back up this assumption are scarce. In this study, the consumption and herbivory rates for the entire leaf‐cutting ant (Atta colombica, Formicidae) population in an old secondary forest on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in Panama were determined over 15 mo (on average 49 colonies).Cited by: