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Pheidole fervens

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Species description or overview

Pheidole fervens from JAnt
Images of Pheidole fervens, its description and distribution in Japan are on this Japanese Ant Database page.

Pheidole fervens (Smit) infrmation from Landcare Research (New Zealand)
This overview of Pheidole fervens includes classification, synonyms, distribution, biology, and pest status from the Landcare Research of Biosecurity New Zealand.

Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Pheidole fervens (Smith, 1858) taxonomy from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Pheidole fervens 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.

Pest alerts

Pheidole fervens pest alert from Landcare Research (New Zealand) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This Invasive Ant Threat informational pest alert on Pheidole fervens comes from the Landcare Research of Biosecurity New Zealand.


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.

Pests of this species

Exotic lizard, Anolis sagrei, preys on Pheidole fervens in Taiwan (abstract)
Direct predation by lizards caused a substantial redution in the dominant ant species, Pheidole fervens and led to a significant difference in ant community structure.


Pheidole fervens specimen images
Specimen images of the ant Pheidole fervens are provided by the University of Ulm (Germany) (antbase.net).

Pheidole fervens images from AntWeb
Compare close-up images of individuals within the species Pheidole fervens on this AntWeb site.


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.

Pheidole fervens found at Laupahoehoe (Bishop Museum)
Catalogue numbers of Pheidole fervens collected from Lapahoehoe, Hawaii are listed.

Full-text articles

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.

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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