Data from: Distinct colony boundaries and larval discrimination in polygyne red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta)

MacKenzie Kjeldgaard, Pierre-André Eyer, Collin McMichael, Alison Bockoven, Joanie King, Ayumi Hyodo, Thomas Boutton, Edward Vargo & Micky Eubanks
Evaluating the factors that promote invasive ant abundance is critical to assess their ecological impact and inform their management. Many invasive ant species show reduced nestmate recognition and an absence of boundaries between unrelated nests, which allow populations to achieve greater densities due to reduced intraspecific competition. We examined nestmate discrimination and colony boundaries in introduced populations of the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta; hereafter, fire ant). Fire ants occur in two social forms:...
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