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1 December 2017 Springtails (Collembola) Associated with Nests of Fungus-Growing Ants (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Attini) in Southern Bahia, Brazil
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Four species of Collembola were found in nests of the ant genera Myrmicocrypta, Trachymyrmex and Sericomyrmex of the tribe Attini (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). The panmyrmecophilic collembolan Cyphoderus (Lepidocyrtidae: Cyphoderinae) was the most abundant and was associated with all the ants. The collembolan genus Mucrosomia (Isotomidae: Anurophorinae) was found for the first time in ant nests. This is the first list of springtails found in nests of fungus-growing ants other than those belonging to the genera Atta and Acromyrmex (Formicidae: Myrmicinae).

Gabriela Castaño-Meneses, José G. Palacios-Vargas, Jacques H.C. Delabie, Douglas Zeppelini, and Cléa S.F. Mariano "Springtails (Collembola) Associated with Nests of Fungus-Growing Ants (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Attini) in Southern Bahia, Brazil," Florida Entomologist 100(4), 740-742, (1 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1653/024.100.0421
Published: 1 December 2017
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