Journal article

Influence of native ants on arthropod communities in a vineyard

Chee-Seng Chong, Clare F D'Alberto, Linda J Thomson, Ary A Hoffmann

Agricultural and Forest Entomology | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2010


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Sophie Amann, Wei-Han Lim, Leonor Ceballos Meraz, Norberto Nieto Vazquez, Michael Nash, John Roberts, David Sharley and Angelos Tsitsilas for their assistance in the field. Specimen verifications were generously provided by Alan Andersen (CSIRO), Simon Hinkley (Melbourne Museum) and Steve Shattuck (CSIRO) for ants; Adrian Rakimov (CESAR) for scale insects; and Michael Nash (CESAR) and David Sharley (CESAR) for beetles. We thank Stuart Proud and Robert Sutherland of De Bortoli Wines for access to their vineyard. Five anonymous reviewers provided useful comments that improved this manuscript. This research was supported by a grant from Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment and a grant from the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation.