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Research Article

Predation of Fruit Fly Larvae Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) by Ants in Grove

1Faculdade de Ciências Biológicas e Ambientais, Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD), MS 162, Km 12, 79804-970 Dourados, MS, Brazil
2Laboratório de Ecologia Comportamental e de Interações, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), P.O. Box 593, 38400-902 Uberlândia, MG, Brazil

Received 10 August 2012; Accepted 19 September 2012

Academic Editor: Kleber Del-Claro

Copyright © 2012 W. D. Fernandes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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