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Yellow crazy ant information from Wikipedia
Article on the yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes includes information on biology, range, supercolonies, and impacts on Christmas Island (Wikipedia).
Ecology of yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes images, description, habitat, and impacts are presented in this issg Global Invasive Species site.
Anoplolepis gracilipes description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Anoplolepis gracilipes as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).
Anoplolepis gracilipes (Smith, 1857) taxonomic information from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Anoplolepis gracilipes Forel, 1899, and allows searches of other databases.
AntWeb field guide to the ant species of Hawaii
Images of 20 of the ant species of Hawaii help to identify the species.
Invasional meltdown on an oceanic island (Ecology Letters)
Invasion by the alien crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes causes a rapid, catastrophic shift in the rain forest ecosystem of a tropical oceanic island (Christmas Island), affecting at least three trophic levels (full article).
Community level impacts of an ant invader and food mediated coexistence (abstract)
Ant community interactions with and without Anoplolepis gracilipes across two atolls in Tokelau were surveyed.
Crabs on early march in Christmas Island car-free zones
Red crab numbers on Christmas Island were reduced by up to one-third in the 1990s by huge colonies of introduced yellow crazy ants that spray poison into the crabs' eyes then eat them. A program to control yelow crazy ants has resulted in a successful migration for the endemic crabs (The Australian, 10/28/2009).
Anoplolepis gracilipes management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Anoplolepis gracilipes as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).
Images of Anoplolepis gracilipes from ANTWEB
This AntWeb site allows comparisons of close-up images of individuals within the species Anoplolepis gracilipes.
Ants from Moorea, Society Islands (American Museum of Natural History, 1908)
In 1906-1907, 13 ant species were collected for the American Museum on the island of Moorea (Eimeo), near Tahiti. Some of the species are listed by outdated names.
Nonindigenous ants associated with geothermal and human disturbance in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (abstract)
Ants were common in areas disturbed by geothermal or human activity in HawaiiVolcanoes National Park, but rare in undisturbed forest. Warmth generated by geothermal activity extended the range of some lowland ant species (Pacific Science, 1998).
Distribution of Anoplolepis gracilipes
Countries with distribution records for Anoplolepis gracilipes are listed in the Global Invasive Species Database.
Anoplolepis gracilipes worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Anoplolepis gracilipes is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).
Checklist of the ants of Fiji (Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 2006).
This checklist of the ants of Fiji includes 138 currently valid species and subspecies: 91 Fijian endemics, 22 wide-ranging Pacific natives, and 25 exotics.
Ants attacking birds on Chinaman's Hat
DOFAW researchers found swarms of yellow-crazy ants attacking nesting seabird on the tiny island of Chinaman's Hat, forcing them to find new nesting sites (KHON2, Jan 20, 2006, by Manolo Morales).
Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.
Determinants for the successful
establishment of exotic ants in
The exotic New Zealand ant fauna is examined for characteristics that predict or determine an exotic species' ability to establish. A predictive model based on quarantine records, climate, and ant species size was 71% accurate.
Behaviourally and genetically distinct populations
of an invasive ant provide insight into invasion history and impacts on a tropical ant community
The behavioral, genetic and environmental factors that influence variation in populations of the yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes, on Nukunonu Atoll of Tokelau, Pacific Ocean, are reported in this article.
Habitat complexity facilitates coexistence in a tropical ant community (Oecologia, 2006)
The invasive yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes (Smith), exists in high densities on Tokelau, but still coexists with up to seven other epigeic ant species. The roles of habitat complexity and size-grain hypothesis (SGH) are explored.
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