Impact of the invasive crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes on Bird Island, Seychelles

@article{Gerlach2004ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the invasive crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes on Bird Island, Seychelles},
  author={Justin S Gerlach},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={15-25}
}
The crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) invaded Bird island, Seychelles, in the 1980s. In 1997, its range expanded and population densities increased. The impacts of this change were studied in 2001 using a combination of arthropod collecting methods. The ant population excluded larger invertebrates (principally the large ant Odontomachus simillimus and the crabs, principally Ocypode spp.). Cockroaches, however, remained abundant in ant-infested areas and tree-nesting birds (Lesser Noddy Anous… CONTINUE READING
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