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Pheidole moerens
(Formicidae)

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Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Pheidole moerens (Wheeler, 1908) taxonomy from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Pheidole moerens 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 Pheidole moerens of Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
AntWeb provides a series of photographs for identification of the non-native ant Pheidole moerens in Hawaii.

Comparison of specimens within the ant species Pheidole moerens
Photographs of various specimens of the ant Pheidole moerens are presented for purposes of identification and comparison.


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.


Images

AntWeb field guide to Pheidole moerens of Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
AntWeb provides a series of photographs for identification of the non-native ant Pheidole moerens in Hawaii.

Comparison of specimens within the ant species Pheidole moerens
Photographs of various specimens of the ant Pheidole moerens are presented for purposes of identification and comparison.


Distribution

Pheidole moerens (Wheeler, 1908) information from GBIF
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) site provides taxonomic and distribution links for Pheidole moerens.

Ants collected in the West Indies (1912)
Early records of ant species collected in Jamaica and Dominica are reported by the American Museum of Natural History.

Two ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) new to the Hawaiian Islands View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Solenopsis sp. and Pheidole moerens are newly recorded in Hawaii in the Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2001 - 2002, published by the Bishop Museum.


Full-text articles

Ant predation on neonate larvae of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida citrus View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Two ant species, Solenopsis invicta and Pheidole moerens, were observed to be the most active predators of root weevil larvae and served as biological controls of this citrus pest.


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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