Geographic spread of Pyramica hexamera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini) in the southeastern USA

@article{Macgown2012GeographicSO,
  title={Geographic spread of Pyramica hexamera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini) in the southeastern USA},
  author={Joe A. Macgown and J. K. Wetterer},
  journal={Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={3-14}
}
  • Joe A. Macgown, J. K. Wetterer
  • Published 2012
  • Geography, Biology
  • Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews
  • Summary Pyramica hexamera is a tiny predatory ant that feeds on minute soil arthropods. Originally from East Asia, P. hexamera has been recently introduced to North America, apparently through human commerce. Here we document the known range of P. hexamera in Asia and the New World. We compiled and mapped 73 site records of P. hexamera, all from East Asia and the southeastern US. In Asia, P. hexamera records range from 21.9°N to 36.4°N (earliest date and number of sites in parentheses) in Japan… CONTINUE READING
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