Invasion of the Yellow Crazy Ants!

Invasion of the Yellow Crazy Ants!

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References

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Boland, C.R.J., Smith, M.J., Maple D.J., Tiernan, B., Barr, R., Reeves, R., and Napier, F. (2011). Heli-baiting using low concentration fipronil to control invasive yellow crazy ant supercolonies on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. 152-156 In: Veitch, C. R.; Clout, M. N. and Towns, D. R. (eds.). 2011.  Island invasives: eradication and management. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Csurhes, S. and Hankamer, C. (2012) Pest Animal Risk Assessment: Yellow Crazy Ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes). Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.

Hoffman, B. (2009) Dhimurru Yellow Crazy Ant Management Plan: a report prepared for Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation.

Hoffmann, B.D., Auina, S., and Stanley, M.C. (2014). Targeted Research to Improve Invasive Species Management: Yellow Crazy Ant Anoplolepis gracilipes in Samoa. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95301.

O’Dowd D.J., Green P.T., and Lake P.S. (2003). Invasional ‘meltdown’ on an oceanic island. Ecology Letters 6: 812–817.

Parkes, J., and Murphy, E. (2003). Management of introduced mammals in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 30: 335–359. 

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Webb, G.A. and Hoffmann, B.D. (2013). Field evaluations of the efficacy of Distance Plus on invasive ant species in northern Australia. Journal of Economic Entomology 106(4):1545-52.

Image credits

Earthworm
Photo by: Rob Hille

Yellow Crazy Ant
Based on photo by: John Tann

Cassowary
Photo by: Flickr user thinboyfatter

Wooroonooran Josephine Falls
Photo by: Wikimedia user LecomteB

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