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Tetramorium bicarinatum

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Species description or overview

Lack of intraspecific aggression in the ant Tetramorium bicarinatum: A chemical hypothesis (abstract)
Tetramorium bicarinatum colonies may have similar colony odors, explaining lack of intraspecific aggression, although interspecific aggression is notable (J. Chemical Ecology, 2001).

Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander, 1846) taxonomy from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Tetramorium bicarinatum 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.


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.

Biocontrol (potential for use as)

Ability of resident ants to destruct small colonies of Solenopsis invicta (abstract)
Several ant species will attack and eliminate worker-defended S. invicta colonies and prey upon the fire ant brood (Environmental Entomology, 2004).


Tetramorium bicarinatum images (Starr)
Images of Tetramorium bicarinatum (Formicidae) (Guinea ant are provided by from Forest and Kim Starr.

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

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


Tetramorium bicarinatum -- Guinea Ant
This clickable map shows the distribution of this species around the world.

The effect of urbanization on the biodiversity of ant fauna in and around Bangalore (abstract)
Solenopsis geminata, Tetramorium bicarinatum, and Monomorium dominated urbanized areas of Bangalore, India ( Journal of Ecobiology, 2000).

Tetramorium bicarinatum distribution from Discover Life
This interactive global map from Discover Life shows collection information for Tetramorium bicarinatum from Florida Atlantic University.

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.

Rapid assessment of the invertebrate fauna of the Kona Forest Unit of Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Four species of ants were collected from the Hakalau Refuge: Cardiocondyla wroughtoni, Paratrechina bourbonica, Solenopsis papuana, and Tetramorium bicarinatum.

Full-text articles

Examination of taxonomic status of the Tetramorium bicarinatum group View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Morphological and molecular analyses were used to scrutinize the taxonomic status of species within the Tetramorium bicarinatum group (Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 2006)

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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