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Due to the variable regulations around (de)registration of pesticides, your national list of registered pesticides or relevant authority should be consulted to determine which products are legally allowed for use in your country when considering chemical control. DOI:10.2307/2401717. Proc. Polynesian ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species richness and distribution: a regional survey. Preliminary assessment on the interactions of Wasmannia auropunctata in native ant communities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of a mosaic gallery forest/savannah in Lope National Park, Gabon. Austral Ecology, 25:253-259, Ward D, Beggs J, 2007. & Griff. Australian Entomologist, 30(1):31-38; 17 ref, Zerhusen D, Rashid M, 1992. Ent. This has large mandibleswhich may be used to crush seeds. Kone M., S. Konate, K. Yeo, P. K. Kouassi, and K. E. Linsenmair. Latreille, P. A. 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Pheidole megacephala został opisany z próbki z wyspy Mauritius przez entomologa Johan Christian Fabricius w 1793 roku, choć istnieje 1775 rekordowy dla Egipcie pod nazwą Formica EDAX.Niezależnie od jego pochodzenia, big-headed mrówki od tego czasu rozszerzył się na wiele części tropikalnych i subtropikalnych świata. Propodeal spines much shorter than distance between their bases, short-spinose to subtriangular and acute (PSLI 13–16, mean: 14). Abt. A revision of Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the islands of the Southwest Indian Ocean and designation of a neotype for the invasive Pheidole megacephala. In: Global Invasive Species Database (GISD), Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland. (page 361, soldier described), Fischer, G. & Fisher, B.L. Mercer P C, 1978. The largest majors were born first, then later on smaller majors started appearing. 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Challenging the Wallacean shortfall: A total assessment of insect diversity on Guadeloupe (French West Indies), a checklist and bibliography. Fine, short pilosity not abundant. Behavioral Ecology 11, 396-404. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. 2014f, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Myrmecological News 17: 51-62. 2015. Fischer and Fisher (2013): Pheidole megacephala – commonly also known as the ‘African big-headed ant’ – is a globally distributed invasive ant species and can be found on almost every island in the Malagasy region. Scapes relatively short (SI 114–122), when laid back surpassing posterior head margin by slightly more than the length of tenth funicular segment, with subdecumbent to suberect pilosity. There are endless amounts of the smaller Pheidole Megacephala in the yard and no matter how bad [bleeped] fire ants are, overwhelming numbers prevail. If you see ants that have a strictly dimorphic worker force, then it probably is a Pheidole. I. 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Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, 8:243-244, Illingworth JF, 1935. We studied the behaviour of the invasive African myrmicine ant, Pheidole megacephala, when confronted with colonies of other common ant species in Cameroon, a part of its native range, and in Mexico, where it has been introduced.P. Coexistence, habitat patterns and the assembly of ant communities in the Yasawa islands, Fiji. Queen?? Ward D, Beggs J, 2007. 51 (1), 207-218. http://www.csuchico.edu/biol/Sociobiology/volume/sociobiologyv51n12008.html#18, Morrison L W, 1997. Invasive Species Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Wilson (2003) - Major and minor: in side view, entire postpetiole oval in shape, with all of the ventral margin bulging in a conspicuous convexity, and the node oval, low, and weakly developed; mesonotal convexity absent, the promesonotal profile forming a nearly smooth semicircle; color brownish yellow. 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