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Japanese carpenter ant, Symbiosis between ants and lycaenid butterflies
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Masaru Hojo
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Masaru Hojo
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Fig.3
Masaru Hojo
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iwatsuki
2014-09-19
18:08
Fig.1,2: Honey dew secretions of the Japanese carpenter ant. The Japanese carpenter ant favors a cocktail of trehalose
and glycine (Fig.2: taste receptor neuron activity in an ant; Fig.1: ant licking the honeydew)
[adapted from Hojo et al., J Comp Physiol A (2008)
Photo provider: Masaru Houjyou, Universith of the Ryukyus]
Fig.3: Chemical mimicry in a species of Lycaenidae, Niphanda fusca by resembling hydrocarbons of males of Japanese carpenter ant, Camponotus japonicus. [adapted from Hojo et al., Proc Roy Soc B(2009)]
(Mamiko Ozaki)

Reference:
Hojo M, Wada-Katsumata A, Ozaki M, Yamaguchi S, Yamaoka R (2008) Gustatory synergism in ants mediates a species-specific symbiosis with lycaenid butterflies.J Comp Physiol A 194:1043-1052.

Hojo M, Wada-Katsumata A, Akino T, Yamaguchi S, Ozaki M, Yamaoka R (2009) Chemical disguise as particular caste of host ants in the inquiline parasite Niphanda fusca (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Proc Roy Soc B 276:551-558.

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