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Ant Lifestyles (?)



Ant-Plant Relationships

(a tip of the hat to The Ants Chapter 14) for the following topic headings.

There was an existing starter page on this topic: Ants and Plants


Diversity and Community

Ant Diversity Studies

Endosymbionts and Endoparasites

Ants can be hosts to a variety of organisms that can live within their bodies. Depending on the organism, these can be symbiotic or parasitic interactions. Their influence may be minor and seemingly inconsequential. In other cases their presence alters the ants's morphology, behavior or metabolism and may even result in the individual's death.

  • Microsporidia
  • nematodes (Gösswald, 1938b)
  • termatodes (Hohorst and Lämmler, 1962; Schneider and Hohorst, 1971)
  • cestodes (Muir, 1954; Plateaux, 1972; Buschinger, 1973b).

Ants and Bacteria



overlaps with Myrmecophiles and Myrmecophytes



Both of the linked pages have topics and links under their respective headings

Behavior; species interactions and Mutalisms overlap this general topic

Other Associates

Trophic Strategies


Inclusive Fitness


Evolution Branch

Invasive Ants

The linked page has an introduction and links to specific species.

Life History

Form and Function

Studying Ants

Studying-Ants branch

++ = topics that are listed under multiple headings