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The space occupied by evolutionarily advanced ant societies can be subdivided into functional sites, such as broodchambers; peripheral nest chambers; kitchen middens; and foraging routes. Many predators and social parasites

The space occupied by evolutionarily advanced ant societies can be subdivided into functional sites, such as broodchambers; peripheral nest chambers; kitchen middens; and foraging routes. Many predators and social parasites are specially adapted to make their living inside specific niches created by ants. In particular, the foraging paths of certain ant species are frequented by predatory and kleptoparasitic arthropods, including one striking example, the nitidulid beetle, Amphotis marginata.

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    • 2017-08-07
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180847
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      1045-3830
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      1939-1560

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    Hölldobler, B., & Kwapich, C. L. (2017). Amphotis marginata (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) a highwayman of the ant Lasius fuliginosus. Plos One, 12(8). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180847

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