Stephanie Glenn

Stephanie Glenn


Stephanie Glenn (MS 2005) studied how pit-building ant lions respond to the loss of native ants following invasion by the Argentine ant. With respect to a range of growth parameters, larval ant lions in invaded areas performed at least as well, if not better, than they did in areas with native ants. This performance disparity may result from the Argentine antís high susceptibility to capture by ant lions. If invaded areas are indeed more favorable environments for larval ant lions, then the direct effects of this invasion might also include indirect effects that result from the Argentine antís positive influence on a predator it shares with native ants.

Publications

Glenn, S and DA Holway. 2008. Consumption of introduced prey by native predators: Argentine ants and pit-building ant lions. Biological Invasions. 10:273-280.