Argentine ant


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Argentine ant

n.
A small brown ant (Linepithema humile) native to South America that is a household and agricultural pest in many parts of the world, including California and the southeast United States.
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For example, when invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), foragers were excluded from the terrapin scale, Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum (Pergande) (Hemiptera: Coccidae), the ants relocated their nests from the base of the host red maple trees due to the lack of access to their immediate carbohydrate resource.
In Southern California, the most ubiquitous ant found in citrus is the invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
[42.] Deneubourg J., Aron S., Goss S., and Pasteels J., "The self-organizing exploratory pattern of the Argentine ant," Journal of Insect Behavior, vol.
Effect of Argentine ant invasions on ground-dwelling arthropods in northern California riparian woodlands.
The first survey of viruses in the globally invasive Argentine ant brings both potentially bad and good news.
Cedar mulch has also been proven to repel certain types of ants such as the Argentine ant.
Draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile).
Samples included commonly encountered materials and dead insects indicative of infestation: drywood termite fecal pellets, either 0.5 or 2.0 g, arranged in a pile; debris (mixture of mineral soil, arthropod parts, cobwebs, and wood shavings) containing both drywood termite workers and fecal pellets; drywood termite workers, soldiers, or alates; subterranean termite workers or alates; workers of two species of carpenter ants, Camponotus spp.; workers of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr); and drywood termite workers mixed with subterranean termite workers.
Characterizing and predicting species distributions across environments and scales; Argentine ant occurrences in the eye of the beholder.
An example of Meat Ant dominance is their interaction with the invasive alien Argentine Ant Linepithema humile (Mayr).
PLANT SALICYLIC ACID BIOSYNTHESIS AND METABOLISM: INSECTICIDAL EFFECT ON ARGENTINE ANT (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) **.
Successful invasive ants such as the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868)) and the little tire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger, 1863)) often share similar attributes (unicoloniality, polygyny, generalist diets, etc.) that allow them to outcompete native species.
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