Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Removal of Nonmyrmecochorous Seeds by Ants: Role of Ants in Cattle Grasslands

Table 5

Ant genus classification of ants attracted to baits into the functional groups established by Silvestre et al. [35].

ItemFunctional guild (sensu Silvestre et al. [35])Genus attracted to baits

(1)Omnivorous soil dominantsCrematogaster, Pheidole, Solenopsis
(2)Large epigean predatorsEctatomma
(3)Cryptic fungus growers attinesCyphomyrmex
(4)Leaf-cutter attinesAtta
(5)Agile pseudomyrmecinaePseudomyrmex
(6)Soil and vegetation opportunisticsNylanderia
(7)Small arboreal ants with massive recruitmentWasmannia
(8)Cryptic ponerinae, specialized predatorsHypoponera

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