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1 April 2009 Studies on the Predatory Biology of Oriental Dacetine Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). III. Predation on Gamasid Mites by Pyramica mazu with a Supplementary Note on P. hexamerus
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Ants of the myrmicine tribe Dacetini are mostly specialized predators of Collembola. Prey records in the field, however, indicated that the short-mandibulate species Pyramica mazu (Terayama, Lin and Wu) predates upon gamasid mites. In the laboratory, this ant readily hunted and consumed gamasids as well as collembolans and symphylans. Evidence for specialized predation on Diplura in Pyramica hexamerus (Brown) was supported by field data.

Keiichi Masuko "Studies on the Predatory Biology of Oriental Dacetine Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). III. Predation on Gamasid Mites by Pyramica mazu with a Supplementary Note on P. hexamerus," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 82(2), 109-113, (1 April 2009). https://doi.org/10.2317/JKES806.17.1
Accepted: 1 October 2008; Published: 1 April 2009
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