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Delimiting Surveys for Invasive Ants

Pacific Invasives Network. Delimiting Surveys for Invasive Ants. 2013. Auckland, New Zealand.

These guidelines, provided by the Pacific Invasives Network, are designed for those who have planned to carry out ant surveys of the species, Anoplolepis gracilipes, Monomorium floricola, Pheidole megacephala, Tetramorium bicarinatum, Tapinoma melanocephalum and Wasmannia auropunctata. For each species, there is a description (including size, colour, impacts and dispersal mechanisms).

Section 6.2. provides general method for monitoring surveys and mapping protocols for infestations. The appendices contain information such as: ant surveillance methods; ant specimen preparation techniques for identification and bait and toxin information.