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Population genetics and history of the introduced fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in Australia
It is found that both Australian infestations were more similar to North American populations than to South American, though the Fisherman Islands infestation was intermediate, making it difficult to assign. Expand
Anaphylaxis due to Red Imported Fire Ant sting
The invasive Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) is well established at two locations in the Brisbane area, and we report a patient with anaphylaxis after a sting. The potential forExpand
Response of an open‐forest ant community to invasion by the introduced ant, Pheidole megacephala
The extent of an established colony of P. megacephala in a long undisturbed open forest near Maryborough in southeast Queensland is described and ant community structure is compared with those of nearby uninfested sites. Expand
Eradicating Wasmannia auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Maui, Hawaii: The Use of Combination Treatments to Control an Arboreal Invasive Ant
The response to the detection of this invasive species on Maui is a successful example of multi-agency collaboration and cooperation necessary for invasive species management and it is recommended that future eradication and control attempts for this species include treatment of the arboreal components of infested habitats. Expand
Taking the sting out of Little Fire Ant in Hawaii
In the 1990's, Little Fire Ants (LFAs) found its way to the island of Hawaii, most likely traveling with a shipment of potted plants from Florida. These plants were subsequently sold to consumersExpand
Ant communities as bio–indicators in relation to fire management of spotted gum (Eucalyptus maculata Hook.) forests in southeast Queensland
It is shown that ant communities are sensitive to fire management practices in Bauple State Forest, but have demonstrated that an effective ant sampling program is a practicable option and not only shown that the potential for using ant communities as bio-indicators in forest monitoring programs is viable, but has demonstrated that the use of 'indi' is increasing interest. Expand
Leafcutter Ant (Atta sexdens) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Nest Distribution Responds to Canopy Removal and Changes in Micro-Climate in the Southern Colombian Amazon.
The results of this study suggest that changes in micro-climate may trigger nest relocation and therefore play an important role in local A. sexdens nest distribution. Expand
Modelling the potential spread of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (red imported fire ant) in Australia
Two linked models that estimate the spread of Solenopsis invicta Buren (red imported fire ant) in Australia based on limited data gathered after its discovery in Brisbane in 2001 suggest rates of expansion are higher than those experienced in the USA in the 1940s during the early invasion phases in that country. Expand
The History of Little Fire Ant Wasmannia auropunctata Roger in the Hawaiian Islands: Spread, Control, and Local Eradication
Initially introduced and spread via the import and sale of nursery plants, W. auropunctata is now well-established on the island of Hawaii and is being transported not only via nursery plants but also via non-agricultural products. Expand