Pheidole megacephala. Andersen, A. N., J. C. Z. Woinarski, and B. D. Hoffmann. \r\nPhysical: Fire may play an important role in controlling this ant in many areas by producing an environment less favourable to this ant, but providing a selective advantage to aggressive native ant species, or by direct destruction of colonies. Sarnat E.M. and E. P. Economo, 2011. Control of the Big-headed ant. Fluker, S. S. 1969. 7 posts • Page 1 of 1. bugging3out Posts: 51 Author(s) : Illingworth, J. F. Journal article : Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 1933 Vol.8 pp.243-244 Abstract : This is a title only record which contains no abstract. Initially described as a scavenger, it has been called subsequently a "scavenging predator". However, workers … Reimer, N. J. and Beardsley, J. W. 1990. In the Pacific region, the African big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala, is now widespread in tropical areas; populations are also found at higher latitudes in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Native and non-native sources of carbohydrate correlate with abundance of an invasive ant Lori Lach1,2, Benjamin D. Hoffmann3, Melinda L. Moir2,4 1 College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, PO Box 6811 Cairns, Queensland 4870, Aus- tralia 2 School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009, a convenient, single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions. The Coastal Brown Ant, sometimes also called the Big-headed Ant, is an introduced species that is common in urban and agricultural areas. Cousine Island is a 27‐ha granitic island in the Seychelles, 4°20′41″ S, 55°38′44″ E. A pretreatment survey of Pheidole megacephala population levels was conducted in May–June 2010 to demarcate the treatment area. In Invasive Species in the Pacific: A Technical Review and Draft Regional Strategy. To explore how invasion, diet, and competition influence reproductive investment in worker body size, I used two invasive ant species (Pheidole megacephala and Solenopsis invicta) populations. Like many other Pheidole species its diet is broadly omnivorous with a large proportion of its food probably acquired by scavenging on the ground. Premi�re �valuation et recommandations pour leur gestion. The African Big-Headed Ant. Author(s) : Illingworth, J. F. Journal article : Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 1933 Vol.8 pp.243-244 Abstract : This is a title … Big-headed ants (Pheidole megacephala) are not insects with attitude problems, though their invasive behavior, threatening native ant populations, has earned them a place in the top 100 of the World’s … Descriptions of new species of aculeate Hymenoptera collected by the Rev. Pheidole megacephala. Zerhusen, D., Rashid, M. 1992. There are over 13,656,000 records available in CAB Direct | Last updated on December 22, 2020. (2007). Ward, D. & Beggs, J. Fluker, S. S. and Beardsley, J. W. 1970. Pheidole megacephala. It can be a nuisance pest in the garden and may enter houses to forage. An invasion revisited: the African big-headed ant (. The AntWeb image comparison tool lets you compare images of ants at the subfamily, genus, species or specimen level. megacephala [listed in ISSG “worst 100” invasives] Paratrechina longicornis [The ant that ate Biosphere II] Solenopsis invicta [listed in ISSG “worst 100“, economic damage of $1 … 2, pp. Entomologists Monthly Magazine 17: 85-89. bird hatchlings). Arthropod pests of conservation significance in the Pacific: A preliminary assessment of selected groups. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, Grosskopfameise (German), big-headed ant (English), coastal brown-ant (English), brown house-ant (English), lion ant (English). Pheidole megacephala uses mass recruitment to exploit food sources. Omnivorous. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=132 on 23-12-2020. Sympatric associations of three ants: Gillespie, R.G. It was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the erstwhile Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) in 2000. Global phylogenetic structure of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole reveals the repeated evolution of macroecological patterns. Direct and indirect interactions between ants (. A study was conducted to determine the interaction of several factors in the trophallactic distribution of food in colonies of Solenopsis invicta Buren. Pheidole megacephala. Nishida, G. M. and Evenhuis, N. L. 2000. Ontogenetic diet change in the arthroleptid frog Schoutedenella xenodactyloides. The first antennal segment (scape) of the minor workers far exceeds the top of the head, and is covered in many long hairs. Species Description. Smith, F. 1879. Effects on plants and horticultural crops can be direct through the likes of seed harvesting, or indirect through the likes of harbouring phytophagous insects which reduce plant productivity. (2006). Workers also collect honeydew and will forage for sweets, proteins, and fats in homes. Field investigations of the interrelationships of the Big-headed ant, the gray pineapple mealybug and the pineapple mealybug wilt disease in Hawaii. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is an invasive insect pest attacking maize in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa countries. Insects of Tantalus. Dejean, A., Le Breton, J., Suzzoni, J. P., Orivell, J, & Saux-Moreau*, C. (2005). We acknowledge the First Peoples – the Traditional Owners of the lands where we live and work, and we recognise their continuing … 1999; Wilson 2003; Burwell et al. Please see PaDIL (Pests and Diseases Image Library) Species Content Page Ants: Coastal brown-ant for high quality diagnostic and overview images. Invertebrate conservation in urban areas: Ants in the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of Herpetology 40: 388-394. Forum rules. Varnham, K. 2006. Coastal Brown Ants are dimorphic with small minor workers and large major workers which have massive heads. In M.-L. Beauvais. In southern California, native ants constitute the diet of several endangered animals, including the coastal horned lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum), ... Big-Headed Ant (Pheidole megacephala) from southern Africa; and (5) Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) from Central and South America. means you agree to our use of cookies. Jahn, G. C. and Beardsley, J. W. 1994. African big-headed ant (Pheidole megacephala) Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). diluted honey) Add your opinion Add a review, so you will also receive reliable product information. The Coastal Brown Ant, sometimes also called the Big-headed Ant, is an introduced species that is common in urban and agricultural areas. Pheidole megacephala. Pacific Science 47(1) 21-33. Peterborough: United Kingdom. (2007). Here, we establish a dominance hierarchy among four of the most problematic invasive ants (Linepithema humile, Lasius neglectus, Wasmannia auropunctata, Pheidole megacephala) that may be … Some species sting severely and are comparable with the fire ants in aggressiveness (Buren, personal communi- cation). Online Database. mealworm) + Carbohydrates (e.g. Loose soil thrown up around the nest entrances of the Coastal Brown Ant. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 423-438. Eradication of populations of an invasive ant in northern Australia: successes, failures and lessons for management. Stolica Polski Pheidole is currently the most species rich genus of ants in the world, with many taxa still awaiting description. Series of unpublished Landcare Research contract reports to Biosecurity New Zealand. Jacob R. Goheen's 107 research works with 3,267 citations and 32,346 reads, including: Frenemy at the gate: invasion by Pheidole megacephala facilitates a competitively subordinate plant ant in Kenya It has a varied diet but prefers food of animal origin (protein and fats) to sweet foods. Body size variation and caste ratios in geographically distinct populations of the invasive big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala. Phylogram of Pheidole megacephala as inferred through maximum-likelihood analysis for the COI dataset. Pacific Invasive Ant Group (PIAG) on behalf of the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG). Moderator: ooper01. JNCC Report 372. Coastal Brown Ants are dimorphic with small minor workers and large major workers which have massive heads. We assembled a broad geographical base of material through our own collections and generous donations, and performed additional sequencing using DNA extractions from two previous molecular phylogenetic studies on Pheidole [19,32].There are a total of 513 sequenced ant individuals (294 species) in our data matrix; 314 were our specimens, 74 were borrowed DNA … Pheidole megacephala uses mass recruitment to exploit food sources. 98-105(8), Hoffmann D. Benjamin, 2011. (2007). The interaction between the coastal brown ant. The second waist segment (post petiole) is conspicuously swollen. Su, T. H., Beardsley, J. W. and McEwen, F. L. 1980. BAH/35/2004-1. Find out more about this exciting new development, Using our new visualization tools you can, Using our new highlighting and annotation tool you can, remove selected records that are not saved in My CABI, sign you out of your Harvests seeds, and tends phytophagous insects. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible. Insemination of virgin queens occurs once within the parent colony, then the male dies. It has a varied diet but prefers food of animal origin (protein and fats) to sweet foods. 100% Upvoted. Kamura, C.M., Morini, M.S.C.,, Figueiredo, C.J., Bueno, O.C. Abbott, K.L., Show, S.M. Coastal Brown Ants are dimorphic with small minor workers and large major workers which have massive heads. Hoffmann, B. D., Andersen, A. N. and Hill, G. J. E. 1999. Google Scholar. feromones,Beauveria bassiana, Matarrhizium anisopliae,pheidole megacephala, Tetramorium gineense: DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.583.18: Abstract: Among roots and tubers used as carbohydrate sources in the Cuban diet… (2006). These … 81. Therefore, ... Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Biol J Linnean Soc, 113 (2014), pp. The entire body is covered in many sparse, long hairs. Coastal Brown Ant Pheidole megacephala The Coastal Brown Ant, sometimes also called the Big-headed Ant, is an introduced species that is common in urban and agricultural areas. ... (P. megacephala, P. oceanica, P. fervens, P. sexspinosa, ... (e.g. Warner, J., Yang, R.L. Ant communities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in an urban ecosystem near the Atlantic Rainforest. Pheidole cf. It has a varied diet but prefers food of animal origin (protein and fats) to sweet foods. save hide report. Last, P. megacephala had the lowest dominance score but was the fastest exploring and the best exploiting species of the four. Sarnat, E. M. (December 4, 2008) PIAkey: Identification guide to ants of the Pacific Islands, Edition 2.0, Lucid v. 3.4. Blard, F. 2006. (2007). Background document for the threat abatement plan to reduce the impacts of tramp ants on biodiversity in Australia and its territories, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra. incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. Lifespans of minor workers have been shown to be 78 days at 21C, and 38 days at 27C. Extensive online help - available wherever you are in CAB Direct. Loose soil thrown up around the nest entrances of the Coastal Brown Ant. McEwen, F. L., Beardsley, J. W. Jr., Hapai, M. and Su, T. H. 1979. Blackburn, T. and Kirby, W. F. 1880. T. Blackburn in the Sandwich Islands. Biological control will … (coastal brown ant) 1 comment. Reproduction is year-round, but would vary according to climatic conditions of each locality. Latest options include the insect growth regulators (IGRs), methoprene, fenoxycarb and pyriproxyfen which regress ovarian tissues of fertile queens turning them sterile, and the stomach toxicant hydramethylnon, which kills all workers and reproductives that come into contact with it. Coastal Brown Ants are dimorphic with small minor workers and large major workers which have massive heads. Here we study the ability of the big-headed ant Pheidole megacephala to adapt to dynamically changing foraging conditions. Heterick, B. Williams, D. F. 1994. & Parr, C.L. DOES PHEIDOLE MEGACEPHALA HIBERNATE? As the name implies, its colonies include soldier ants with disproportionately … Coastal Brown Ants are dimorphic with small minor workers and large major workers which have massive heads. They are sometimes attracted to piles of dirty laundry. The Coastal Brown Ant, sometimes also called the Big-headed Ant, is an introduced species that is common in urban and agricultural areas. The GISD over the past two years and has been redesigned with support from the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, the Italian Ministry of Environment and ISPRA - the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy. Abstract Studies on foraging behavior of field populations of a tropical pest ant, the big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius) were conducted in dormitory pantries of a university in Penang Island, Malaysia. Les invert�br�s introduits dans l archipel n�o-cal�donien : esp�ces envahissantes et potentiellement envahissantes. He is currently employed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community to implement the preliminary stages of the Pacific Ant Prevention Programme. These studies … Coexistence, habitat patterns and the assembly of ant communities in the Yasawa islands, Fiji. Journal of Economic Entomology, 83: 74-80. Loose soil thrown up around the nest entrances of the Coastal … Print view; Search Advanced search. Like many other Pheidole species its diet is broadly omnivorous with a large proportion of its food probably acquired by scavenging on the ground. 5, no. I have images of these ants in the following pages. Pheidole megacephala, the most abundant and most dispersed predator, prefers humid forest habitats (Hoffmann et al. CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre, PMB 44, Winnellie NT 0822 Australia, Western Australia Department of Agriculture, Entomology, Department of Agriculture, 3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 6151, Invasive ecology, control and eradication of key exotic ant species (, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA, Simon has previously coordinated New Zealand s national invasive ant programme which included responding to incursions and development and implementation of the surveillance programme. Sexual reproduction by fertile queens. The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Extensive surveillance through the Pacific islands, project work around specific ant problems and public awareness building has been the main focus of his current role, Coordinator, Pacific Ant Prevention Programme Secretariat of the Pacific Community, C/- MAF PO Box 2526 Wellington New Zealand, Taxonomy, biology and ecology of African ants, Iziko Museums of Cape Town, P.O. Forum rules. These observations imply that intensive trapping during the rainy season could reduce the population of beetles infesting hives in subsequent seasons especially in places where the beetle is a serious pest. CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, AC-217,300, a promising new insecticide for use in baits for control of the bigheaded ant in pineapple. In this study, I reconstruct the phylogeny of Pheidole using molecular characters from three mitochondrial genes and two nuclear genes for ∼140 species. It is a small ant (minor workers approximately 2mm long and major workers 3-4mm long), ranging in colour from a pale yellow to a very dark brown. We describe experiments that demonstrate that P. megacephala is able to quickly adapt its foraging behaviour when food sources appear or disappear. Like many other Pheidole species its diet is broadly omnivorous with a large proportion of its food probably acquired by scavenging on the ground. Chemical control using general insecticides and chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT, heptachlor and Mirex® was the favoured option until relatively recently, with most of these chemicals now phased out due to environmental consequences. & Lester, P.J. Wetterer, J.K. (2007). mealworm) + Carbohydrates (e.g. A review of the plausible causal factors indicates that the spread of the introduced big-headed ant Pheidole megacephala is the most likely factor in this lizard decline. General Off Topic Chat and Discussions. One species, Pheidole megacephala, has become a tropicopolitan tramp species and is a serious pest in various areas (Wheeler, 1910; Flucker and Beardsley, 1970; and Lieburg, 1975). Efficacy of selected bait and residual toxicants for control of bigheaded ants. Eradication of two exotic ants from Kakadu National Park. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. 2012). Box 61, Cape Town 8000, South Africa, Lucid key to common invasive ants [Hymenoptera: Formicidae] of the Pacific Island region. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. Methods Delineation of treatment area. There are many small punctations on the rear side of the body, and side of the head, but remaining body areas are smooth and shiny. Notes on species of aculeate Hymenoptera occurring in the Hawaiian Islands. Pheidole megacephala are also known to chew on irrigation and telephone cabling as well as electrical wires. Bermudian ants revisited: the status and interaction of. Post Reply. General Off Topic Chat and Discussions. The online home of Fiji s Myrmecofauna. Sort by. We describe experiments that demonstrate that P. megacephala … "Nasty as in they form enormous colonies and outcompete native ants, and affect agriculture, pets, … Loose soil thrown up around the nest entrances of the Coastal … 2006b. This ant displaces most native invertebrate faunas directly through aggression, and as such is a serious threat to biodiversity. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 14(79): 674�685. It is the … Phylogram of Pheidole megacephala as inferred through maximum-likelihood analysis for the COI dataset. The Worldwide Transfer of Ants: Geographical Distribution and Ecological Invasions. Fiji Ants. Pheidole megacephala? Frenemy at the gate: Invasion by Pheidole megacephala facilitates a competitively subordinate plant ant in Kenya TODD M. PALMER, 1,2,9 CORINNA RIGINOS,3,4 PATRICK D. MILLIGAN,1,2 BRANDON R. … Solutions of syrup and sugar and pieces of insect provided as food were not eaten, but the adult ants fed on the immature stages, and eggs were reared to the adult stage in only one nest. The ants of Tokelau. megacephala [listed in ISSG “worst 100” invasives] Paratrechina longicornis [The ant that ate Biosphere II] Solenopsis invicta [listed in ISSG “worst 100“, economic damage of $1 billion/year in U.S.] Tetramorium caespitum [The pavement ant] Tetramorium bicarinatum; Pseudomyrmex gracilis; Nylanderia cf. Exotic ants: biology, impact, and control of introduced species. Pheidole ocellifera Smith, F., 1858 Pheidole pabulator Smith, F., 1860 Carebara diversa ( common name East Indian harvesting ant ), [1] [3] is a species of marauder ant widely distributed throughout Asia . Moderator: ooper01. The raiding success of. Collections of P. megacephala measured for size, morphology and proportion of majors as part of this study are noted by a star next to the taxa names. The big-headed ant (Pheidole megacephala) is considered one of the world's worst invasive ant species. Colony size. session so others can sign in. You can now claim your publications on CAB Direct with your ORCID iD! vividula IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. Body size variation and caste ratios in geographically distinct populations of the invasive big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) BILL D. WILLS1*, CORRIE S. MOREAU2, BRIAN D. WRAY2, BENJAMIN D. HOFFMANN3 and ANDREW V. SUAREZ1,4 1Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois, 515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, USA International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It can be a nuisance pest in the garden and may enter houses to forage. Sympatric associations among selected ant species and some effects of ants on sugarcane mealybugs in Hawaii. Pheidole megacephala. 97 pp, Broekhuysen, G. J. McGlynn, T.P. Like most websites we use cookies. It is a small ant (minor workers … Nutrition: The Yellow Crazy Ant has a broad diet. 2006a. Occasionally accepts fruits but rarely and is picky. Will capture and kill invertebrates and small vertebrates (e.g. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado. Universit� de la R�union. Journal of Economic Entomology 73(6): 755�756. diet… Frenemy at the gate: Invasion by Pheidole megacephala facilitates a competitively subordinate plant ant in Kenya TODD M. PALMER, 1,2,9 CORINNA RIGINOS,3,4 PATRICK D. MILLIGAN,1,2 BRANDON R. HAYS,2,4 ALEJANDRO G. PIETREK, 1,2,5 NELLY J. M AIYO,6 SAMUEL MUTISYA,6 BENARD GITUKU,6 SIMON MUSILA,7 SCOTT CARPENTER, 8 AND JACOB R. GOHEEN 2,4 1Department of Biology, … 1948. 2008. The Global Invasive Species Database was developed and is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2020) Species profile: Pheidole megacephala. \r\nChemical: Good control is achieved using the bait 'Amdro' applied over the entire infested area. Communities of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in two hospitals of Ponta Por�, MS, Brazil. South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Samoa: 115-142. Laboratory tests with candidate insecticides for control of the big-headed ant. (Sarnat, 2008), Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group Updates with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment, Review: Dr. Ben Hoffmann, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, PMB 44 Winnellie, NT 0822, Australia. CAB Direct Th�se de doctorat. This species does not sting. Impact of an introduced ant on native rain forest invertebrates: Hoffmann, B.D. On most inhabited tropical islands in the Pacific, P. megacephala is well known as a household and agricultural pest. Collections of P. megacephala measured for size, morphology and proportion of majors as … Here we study the ability of the big-headed ant Pheidole megacephala to adapt to dynamically changing foraging conditions. However, workers … Pheidole megacephala uses mass recruitment to exploit food sources. Pacheco, R. & Vasconcelos, H.L. Please see the bibliographic details to the right. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. The Effect of Alien Predatory Ants (Hymenoptera: Formididae) on Hawaiian Endemic Spiders (Araneae:Tetragnathidae). Stolica Polski ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2005. 7 posts • Page 1 of … 1985. Will accept pure honey but doesnt swarm. Citrus and Subtropical Fruit Journal 621: 14-17. DOES PHEIDOLE MEGACEPHALA HIBERNATE? Loose soil thrown up around the nest entrances of the Coastal … Complete eradication can be achieved within 24 hours. 1997. Diet: Protein food (e.g. A detailed account is given of investigations during 1940-41 on the bionomics and control of Pheidole megacephala, F., which is a troublesome pest in some parts of South Africa, notably the Transvaal and parts of the Orange Free State, because it enters houses, in numbers and also damages lawns by uprooting the grass in constructing its nests during spring and summer. Long-term impact of exotic ants on the native ants of Madeira. A major eradication event within Kakadu National Park, Australia, was completed by the end of 2002. Pacific Ant Prevention Programme, March 2004. However, workers will tend sap-sucking insects for honeydew. Lieberburg, I., Kranz, P. M. and Seip, A. 1975. Diet Studies - (VV110) ... Pheidole megacephala (Fabr.). Diet. Development of. view this species on IUCN Red List. The Coastal Brown Ant, sometimes also called the Big-headed Ant, is an introduced species that is common in urban and agricultural areas. Print view; Search Advanced search. Pheidole megacephala. This ant is normally associated with human disturbance … Wills, B. D. et al., … Influence of interspecific competition on the recruitment behavior and liquid food transport in the tramp ant species Pheidole megacephala. There are no spines on the front of the body (pronotum), but two very small spines on the rear of the body (propodeum) facing almost directly up. While there are other genera with discrete worker castes, none have radiated to the extent of Pheidole. ABSTRACT. Proceedings of the Hawaiian entomological society 24: 51-67. Queensland Museum South Bank, QMSB, Queensland Museum, QM. CAB Direct provides Harris, R.; Abbott, K.; Barton, K.; Berry, J.; Don, W.; Gunawardana, D.; Lester, P.; Rees, J.; Stanley, M.; Sutherland, A.; Toft, R. 2005: Invasive ant pest risk assessment project for Biosecurity New Zealand. Les fourmis envahissantes de l��le de la R�union�: Interaction comp�titives et facteurs d�invasion. (a) Taxon sampling. diluted honey) Add your opinion Add a review, so you will also receive reliable product information. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers. Bach, C. E. 1991. Pheidole Megacephala - posted in Ant Keeping Journals: Genus: PheidoleSpecies: Megacephala Common Name: Colony Stage: Established ColonyCaught Date: Sometime in April 2020 I believe.Eggs: TonsLarva: TonsPupa: TonsDiet: Prefers fresh insects. Here we study the ability of the big-headed ant Pheidole megacephala to adapt to dynamically changing foraging conditions. Fire ants eat dead animals, including insects, earthworms, and mammals. Commonwealth of Australia. Diet Studies - (VV110) ... Pheidole megacephala (Fabr.). Reimer, N. J., Glancey, B. M. and Beardsley, J. W. 1991. 1999. Coastal Brown Ants are dimorphic with small minor workers and large major workers which have massive heads. Our results thus suggest that, even though invasive ants may break discovery–dominance trade‐offs in native communities (Holway 1999 ), there is a discovery–dominance trade‐off among invasive ants. Appraisal of the propeitary ant bait Amdro for control of ants in southern African citrus. Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for, Hoffmann, Benjamin D and O Connor, Simon., 2004. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society (1906)1: 38�51. Pheidole spp. Commonwealth of Australia. Ants in this genus are most diverse and abundant in the Neotropics but they are also abundant elements of the ant faunas in many other areas of the world. The Brown house ant (, DeJean, A., Moreau, C.S., Kenne, M. & Leponce, M. (2008). 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