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Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Tetramorium insolens (Smith, 1861) taxonomy from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Tetramorium insolens 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.


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.


Tetramorium insolens images
Images of Tetramorium insolens workers collected from an Indonesian cacao plantation are displayed.

Tetramorium insolens information from AntWeb
AntWeb provides images of the ant Tetramorium insolens, along with distribution information for Hawaii.

Tetramorium insolens images from Discover Life
High resolution images of Tetramorium insolens are available in a several formats.


Ants of Samoa (abstract)
The checklist of ants in Samoa has been increased to 68 species, including the first reports of several species (Pacific Science, 2003).

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

Examination of taxonomic status of the Tetramorium bicarinatum group View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Morphological and molecular analyses were used to scrutinize the taxonomic status of species within the Tetramorium bicarinatum group (Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 2006)

Predation by ants tropical vegetation in Papua New Guinea View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Various species of ants were responsible for 77 percent of predatory attacks on termite baits on ficus in Papua New Guinea (Australian Journal of Ecology, 1999).

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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