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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jun-2016
metadata.dc.creator: SILVA, Daniel Paiva
FERNANDES, Jose Antonio Marin
Title: New evidences supporting trophobiosis between populations of Edessa rufomarginata (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) and Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) ants
Citation: SILVA, Daniel Paiva; FERNANDES, José Antônio Marin. New evidences supporting trophobiosis between populations of Edessa rufomarginata (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) and Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) ants. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, São Paulo, v. 60, n. 2, p. 166-170, jun. 2016. Disponível em: <http://repositorio.ufpa.br/jspui/handle/2011/9544>. Acesso em:. <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbe.2016.02.002>.
Abstract: Despite its important effect on the maintenance of tritrophic interactions among plants, insect herbivores, and ants, there is still a paucity of natural history and basic biology information involving trophobiosis among Heteroptera stink bugs. Here, based on previous observations of a new trophobiotic interaction between Edessa rufomarginata (De Geer, 1773) and Camponotus rufipes (Fabricius, 1775) ants, we describe the chemical profile of the honeydew obtained by Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry. There were mainly three different sugars (trehalose, glucose, and sorbose) within our samples. The extrafloral nectaries of Caryocar brasiliense Camb., the host plant of E. rufomarginata, attracts a wide assemblage of Cerrado ants with varying aggressiveness toward herbivores. Therefore, this facultative trophobiotic interaction may allow the survival of the stink bug while feeding on the risky, highly ant-visited plant. Given the rarity of trophobiotic interactions between Pentatomidae species and ants and considering a zoological perspective within this family, here we discuss the ecological and evolutionary routes that may allow the rise of these interactions.
Keywords: Formigas
Formigas do cerrado
Heteroptera
Myrmecophyes
Pentatomidae
Troofobiose
Hemíptera
metadata.dc.subject.cnpq: CNPQ::CIENCIAS BIOLOGICAS::ZOOLOGIA
Series/Report no.: Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
ISSN: 1806-9665
0085-5626
metadata.dc.publisher.country: Brasil
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Pará
metadata.dc.publisher.initials: UFPA
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
metadata.dc.source.uri: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/rbent/v60n2/0085-5626-rbent-60-02-0166.pdf
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbe.2016.02.002
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