Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society (2007) 39, 69-71
Lloyd L. Loope and Paul D. Krushelnycky (2007)
Current and potential ant impacts in the Pacific Region
Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 39, 69-71
Abstract: The Pacific islands contain relatively few native ants. The article reviews the invasive ants in the Pacific and discusses the impacts they have. The following species are listed as most harmful: Pheidole megacephala (harmful to native arthropods), Anoplolepis gracilipes (attacking fowl), Linepithema humile (attacking pollinators), Solenopsis geminata (attacking humans and animals), Solenopsis papuana (invading forest areas), and Wasmannia auropunctata (attacking humans and animals). Solenopsis invicta is a serious threat to the Pacific islands and has already invaded California, Australia, China.
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