myrmecophily


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myrmecophily

the use of ants by other insects (usually beetles), as a source of food, or of their nest as a place in which to live.
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Cushing, "Spider-ant associations: an updated review of myrmecomorphy, myrmecophily, and myrmecophagy in spiders," Psyche, vol.
Myrmecophily has been studied in detail for Coleoptera, but for mites, remain largely unstudied.
A case of myrmecophily of Micaria (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) in a savanna of the Colombian Orinoquia.
Myrmecophily, the occurrence of mutualistic interactions between ants and plants, is a fascinating subject that has attracted the interest of naturalists and ecologists for a long time.