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Cardiocondyla venustula

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Taxonomy & nomenclature

Cardiocondyla venustula information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Cardiocondyla venustula, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Cardiocondyla venustula (Wheeler, 1908) taxonomic information from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Cardiocondyla venustula and allows searches of other databases.


Key to ant species in Hawaii
13 physical characteristics are the basis of this computer-assisted key for identifying the 48 species of ants in Hawaii.

AntWeb field guide to the ant species of Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Images of 20 of the ant species of Hawaii help to identify the species.


Change in Quarantine Action Policy for Ants Intercepted from Commodities Destined to the State of Hawaii
A policy change regarding quarantine action for ants intercepted from commodities in Hawaii is detailed here. The revised policy went into effect 10 April 2002.


Cardiocondyla venustula images (Starr)
Images of Cardiocondyla venustula (Formicidae) (cardiocondyla ant are provided by from Forest and Kim Starr.


Cardiocondyla venustula
This clickable map shows the distribution of this species around the world.

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).

Full-text articles

Ant invasions of mamane-naio forest at high elevations on Mauna Kea.
The potential impact of ants upon the endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper -- palila -- was studied on the dry sub-alpine slopes of Mauna Kea.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.

Alternative reproductive tactics and their consequences in the ant genus Cardiocondyla (PhD thesis) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The alternative reproductive tactics, including male and female dimorphism, contribute to success of the Cardiocondyla group.

Discussion forums

Pacific Ant Group e-mail list (PAG-L@HAWAII.EDU)
The Pacific Ant Group discussion forum facilitates communication toward preventing establishment of Red Imported fire ant and other invasive ants on Pacific islands.

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