Floral visitation by Chihuahuan Desert ants

TitleFloral visitation by Chihuahuan Desert ants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsFowler HG, Whitford WG
JournalJournal of Natural History
Volume16
Pagination879-881
Date Published1982
Call Number00071
Keywordsant, floral nectar, ant, floral visitation, ant,foraging strategy, article, articles, journal, journals
AbstractExperimental and observational tests with tropical lowland plant species and ants have generally rejected Janzen's (1977) hypothesis of deterrent chemicals in floral nectars.... Here we address the following two questions for desert plants: (1) do ants naturally visit desert flowers for floral nectar:, and (2) are floral nectars of desert plants repellent to ants?