Observation field for Myrmecophiles

So for my own good, I've just made this "Myrmecophile" observation field. (first time trying such)
I've made it to annotate the host species for Myrmecophiles, when they are seen in context. So for instance, this chafer having some good time inside a Tetramorium nest, I'm using the observation field.

But for the same species, this observation shows no clue for it being a guest beetle therefore I did not

I'm mainly thinking of using it for nest creatures as there already are fields such as "Tending ants" for observations of Lycaenids of Homopterans interacting with ants outside of nests.
I first thought of making the field for "Social parasites", but that kind of blurrs out the mites, myrmecophiles and should maybe include parasitic ants. But still, not exactly sure for endoparasites like those Phorids and such

Eh whatever

Publicado el 12 de octubre de 2023 por clurarit clurarit


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Agosto 15, 2023 a las 03:59 PM KST


Sounds good, I'll add it to some of mine.

Publicado por arman_ hace 5 meses

I think this should be used with any myrmecophilic interaction personally (with a preference for obligates), but not actual ants since those are easily findable through the taxonomic framework; I also just created a project for Parasitic Ants since no one has done that apparently https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/parasitic-ants

Publicado por arman_ hace 5 meses

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