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Table 1 Proportion of individuals in brood chamber for the tested myrmecophiles

From: Do well-integrated species of an inquiline community have a lower brood predation tendency? A test using red wood ant myrmecophiles

Species Taxon Myrmecophily Host specifity N Proportion in brood chamber 95 % CI P corr Brood chamber
Clytra quadripunctata Coleoptera (Chrysomelidae) obligate specialist 44 0.45 0.30–0.61 <0.001 attraction
Thiasophila angulata Coleoptera (Staphilinidae) obligate specialist 91 0.37 0.27–0.48 <0.001 attraction
Monotoma conicicollis Coleoptera (Monotomidae) obligate strict specialist 55 0.33 0.21–0.47 0.011 attraction
Notothecta flavipes Coleoptera (Staphilinidae) obligate specialist 43 0.28 0.15–0.44 0.133 random
Lyprocorrhe anceps Coleoptera (Staphilinidae) obligate specialist 54 0.28 0.16–0.42 0.102 random
Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi Isopoda (Platyarthridae) obligate generalist 68 0.25 0.15–0.37 0.138 random
Monotoma angusticollis Coleoptera (Monotomidae) obligate strict specialist 47 0.23 0.12–0.38 0.357 random
Thyreosthenius biovatus Araneae (Linyphiidae) obligate specialist 54 0.22 0.12–0.36 0.357 random
Dinarda maerkelii Coleoptera (Staphilinidae) obligate specialist 44 0.16 0.07–0.30 1.000 random
Cyphoderus albinus Collembola (Cyphoderidae) obligate generalist 70 0.13 0.06–0.23 0.553 random
Leptacinus formicetorum Coleoptera (Staphilinidae) obligate specialist 52 0.12 0.04–0.23 0.516 random
Myrmetes paykulli Coleoptera (Histeridae) obligate specialist 44 0.11 0.04–0.25 0.514 random
Amidobia talpa Coleoptera (Staphilinidae) obligate specialist 106 0.11 0.06–0.19 0.260 random
Stenus aterrimus Coleoptera (Staphilinidae) obligate strict specialist 50 0.10 0.03–0.22 0.357 random
Porcellio scaber Isopoda (Porcellionidae) facultative facultative 59 0.03 0.00–0.12 0.011 repulsion
Dendrophilus pygmaeus Coleoptera (Histeridae) obligate specialist 26 0.00 0.00–0.13 0.043 repulsion
Quedius brevis Coleoptera (Staphilinidae) obligate moderate 35 0.00 0.00–0.10 0.011 repulsion
Mastigusa arietina Araneae (Dictynidae) obligate moderate 15 NA    
  1. Attraction to or repulsion from the brood chamber was tested with an exact binomial two-sided test (deviation from a random distribution of 1/6 was tested). Reported P-values (P corr ) were adjusted for multiple testing by the Benjamini-Hochberg method (false discovery rate). N = number of individuals tested, for D. pygmaeus three individuals were re-used in different replicates. For M. arietina, all individuals were killed during the experiment and therefore no testing was done. 95 % CI: 95 % confidence. Host specifity based on supplementary Table in [23] (strict specialist: only records with RWAs, specialist: some records with non RWAs, but RWAs are the main host, moderate: records with RWAs, but distribution in non-RWAs probably important as well, generalist: myrmecophiles have no preference for a particular ant species, but are always found in presence of ants). Graphical representation of brood chamber association is given in Fig. 2