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Paratrechina vaga
(Formicidae)

  
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Species description or overview

Paratrechina vaga information from UH-CTAHR Integrated Pest Management Program Knowledge Master
Information about Paratrechina vaga, a type of honey ant, is provided by the University of Hawaii CTAHR Integrated Pest Management Program Knowledge Master (which contains general information on pest hosts, distribution, damage, biology, and management in the form of pest summaries).

Paratrechina vaga (Forel) information from Landcare Research, New Zealand
This overview of Paratrechina vaga includes classification, synonyms, distribution, biology, and pest status from the Landcare Research of Biosecurity New Zealand.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Paratrechina vaga (Forel, 1901) taxonomy from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Paratrechina vaga 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.


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

Paratrechina vaga information from UH-CTAHR Integrated Pest Management Program Knowledge Master
Information about Paratrechina vaga, a type of honey ant, is provided by the University of Hawaii CTAHR Integrated Pest Management Program Knowledge Master (which contains general information on pest hosts, distribution, damage, biology, and management in the form of pest summaries).

Review of the efficacy of baits used for ant control and eradication
Ant species have varying responses to toxins and baits used for their control. This extensive review of published reports is a preamble to the development of recommendations for New Zealand.


Images

Paratrechina vaga images (Starr)
Images of Paratrechina vaga (Formicidae) (paratrechina ant are provided by from Forest and Kim Starr.


Distribution

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.

Checklist of the ants of Fiji (Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 2006). View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
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.


Full-text articles

Argentine and other ants in New Zealand horticultural ecosystems: distribution, hemipteran hosts, and review View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Linepithema humile and Paratrechina vaga are commonly found in horticultural crops tending hemipteran insects and may cause significant economic impacts.


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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