Trophobiosis between the Gall Wasp, Andricus Symbioticus, and the Gall-Attending Ant, Lasius Niger

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Abstract

Galls produced by Andricus symbioticus supply ants with a sweet and sticky food. Interactions between the gall-attending ant, Lasius niger and the parasitoid, Caenacis sp. (Family Pteromalidae) were observed on the galls of A. symbioticus on Quercus mongolica var. grosseserrata at Chojabaru, Kuju Mts. of Oita Prefecture, Japan. On the basis of this observation the association between the gall wasp and the gall-attending ant is regarded as trophobiosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Entomology and Zoology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Insect Science

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