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Plagiolepis alluaudi
(Formicidae)

 
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Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Plagiolepis alluaudi (Emery, 1894) taxonomy from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Plagiolepis alluaudi and allows searches of other databases.


Identification

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.


Prevention

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.


Images

Plagiolepis alluaudi images (Starr)
Images of Plagiolepis alluaudi (Formicidae) (little yellow ant are provided by from Forest and Kim Starr.

Plagiolepis alluaudi images and description from JAnt
Images of Plagiolepis alluaudi, its description and distribution in Japan are on this Japanese Ant Database page.

Plagiolepis alluaudi images from AntWeb
This AntWeb site allows comparisons of close-up images of individuals within the species Plagiolepis alluaudi.

Ants in Hawaii images
Images of many ant species found in Hawaii are on this page of photos taken by Neil Reimer, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture.


Distribution

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

A contribution to the taxonomy, distribution and biology of the vagrant ant, Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery. (1958)
The introduction, ecology, and identification of Plagiolepis alluaudi are provided in this early article from the Journal of the New York Entomological Society.

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.

The role of opportunity in the unintentional introduction of nonnative ants (Proceedings National Academy of Science)
The authors study ant species unintentionally transported into the US and relate opportunity and species-level ecological attributes to the probability of establishment.


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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