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Title: Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Chełmowa Góra in the Świętokrzyski National Park


Fragmenta Faunistica, vol. 56, no. 1 ; Mrówki (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Chełmowej Góry w Świętokrzyskim Parku Narodowym ; Ants of Chełmowa Góra


Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii


Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS

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Bibliogr. p. 13-14 ; P. 1-15 : il. color ; 25 cm ; Abstract in English, Polish. Taxa in Latin

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Species composition, nest densities and ecological profiles of ant communities in three main typical forest habitats of Chełmowa Góra (Chełmowa Mount) in the Świętokrzyski National Park were studied: fertile Carpathian beech forest Dentario glandulosae-Fagetum, subcontinental linden-oak-hornbeam forest Tilio-Carpinetum (marginal zone and interior), continental mixed pine forest Querco roboris-Pinetum (marginal zone and interior). Additionally, a moist rye-grass meadow Arrhenatheretum elatioris adjacent to the mixed pine forest was also surveyed. Nest samples were collected by searching quadrats of different sizes (1 m2, 10 m2, 100 m2). In total, 16 species were found. Ant communities of the studied habitats differed from each other in their composition, abundance and structure. In respect of nest density, Myrmica ruginodis Nyl. dominated in Tilio-Carpinetum (in both forest zones) and in the interior of Querco roboris-Pinetum, Formica polyctena Först. in the marginal zone of Querco roboris-Pinetum and in Dentario glandulosae-Fagetum, and Lasius niger (L.) in the meadow. The results are discussed in the contexts of the former data from this region, and the possible community-forming impact of the local ‘supercolony’ of F. polyctena.


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