Ant communities of cork-forests in Valencia
The ant communities of three cork-forests in the province of Valencia (Spain) are studied, giving a total of 21 species. Presence-absence comparison does not give significant differences and Plagiolepis pygmaea, Pheidole pallidula and Camponotus sylvaticus are suposed to be the most characteristic species of this kind of vegetation; other species are more influenced by other factors. Correlation (Spearman’s index) among different ant communities gives a high value for those belonging to the same corological sector and the highest affinity between places with similar soils.
Ant communities, Cork-tree forest, Valencia, Spain
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