myrmecophile


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myr·me·co·phile

 (mûr′mĭ-kə-fīl′)
n.
An organism, such as a beetle, that habitually lives in the nest of an ant colony.

myr′me·coph′i·lous (-kŏf′ə-ləs) adj.
myr′me·coph′i·ly (-kŏf′ə-lē) n.

myrmecophile

(ˈmɜːmɪkəʊˌfaɪl)
n
(Zoology) an animal that lives in a colony of ants
myrmecophilous adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myrmecophile - an organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
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Influence of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on honeydew excretion and escape behaviors in a myrmecophile Dalbulus quinquenotatus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), and its congeners.
Influence of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on honeydew excretion and escape behaviors in a myrmecophile, Dalbulus quinquenotatus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), and its congeners.
Sur un nouveau genre aberrant de cochenille radicole myrmecophile nuisable au cafeier en Colombie.
In particular, Coccinella magnifica is a myrmecophile that lives only near ant nests and it preys on aphids that are attended by the ants [83].
Myrmelibia, a new genus of myrmecophile from Australia, with a generic review of australian Osoriinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae).
Etimologia: es un nombre que deriva de la palabra myrmecophile y se refiere a la relacion simbiotica con las colonias de hormigas, que por lo general se encuentran viviendo en los grandes huecos de salida del pseudobulbo.
BROSSUT, R., 1976.--Etude morphologique de la blatte myrmecophile Attaphila fungicola Wheeler.