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Ochetellus glaber
(Formicidae)

 
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Species description or overview

Ochetellus glaber (Mayr) overview from Landcare Research, New Zealand
This overview of Ochetellus glaber includes classification, synonyms, distribution, biology, and pest status from the Landcare Research of Biosecurity New Zealand.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Ochetellus glaber (Mayr, 1862) taxonomy from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Ochetellus glaber and allows searches of other databases.


Identification

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.


Impacts

Effect of two ant species on the foraging and survival of the formosan subterranean termite (abstract)
Pheidole megacephala and Ochetellus glaber cause complete mortality to the Formosan subterranean termite after one week's exposure.

Behavioral responses of the Formosan subterranean termite to semiochemicals of seven ant species (abstract)
Formosan termites responded differently to semiochemicals of different ant species ( Environmental Entomology, 1994) .


Prevention

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.


Control methods

Acceptability of different sugars and oils to three tropical ant species (abstract)
The acceptability of six sugars and oils to Pheidole megacephala, Ochetellus glaber, and Paratrechina longicornis was examined to determine potential preferences for bait.


Images

Ochetellus glaber images (Starr)
Images of Ochetellus glaber (Formicidae) (black ant are provided by from Forest and Kim Starr.

Ochetellus glaber overview from JAnt
Images of Ochetellus glaber, its description and distribution in Japan are on this Japanese Ant Database page.

Ochetellus glaber images from AntWeb
This AntWeb site allows comparisons of close-up images of individuals within the species Ochetellus glaber.

Ants in Hawaii images
Images of many ant species found in Hawaii are on this page of photos taken by Neil Reimer, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture.


Distribution

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

New arthropod records from Kahoolawe (Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 2004) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
New island records of a variety of arthropods collected on Kahoolawe are reported here.


Full-text articles

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.


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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