Ant–Aphid Relations in Costa Rica, Central America (Hymenoptera: Formicidae; Hemiptera: Aphididae)

William Vilalobos Muller


We present the first catalogue of ant-aphid associations (Hymenoptera: Formicidae / Hemiptera: Aphididae) of Costa Rica. 29 species of ants and 18 species of aphids establish 48 relationships. Those interactions seem not to be rare in Costa Rica.


Formicidae. Ants; Aphididae. Aphids; Costa Rica; Central America

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