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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being myrmecophilous, or of living in intimate relations with ants: said of certain beetles, plants, etc.


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  • A fascinating defence mechanism of the genus is the symbiotic relationship with ants known as myrmecophily, where the plant lives in association with an ant colony.

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  • In the tropical American species A. cornigera, association with ants from the genus Pseudomyrmex is a notable example of myrmecophily.

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