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Yellow crazy ant

Scientific Name
Anoplolepis gracilipes
Scientific Author
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae)
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia

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Haines, I. H. and Haines, J. B. 1978. Colony structure, seasonality and food requirements of the crazy ant, Anoplolepis longipes (Jerd.), in the Seychelles. Ecol. Entomol. 3: 109-118.

O'Dowd, D. J. 1999. Crazy ant attack. Wingspan 9(2): 7.

O'Dowd, D. J., Green, P. T. and Lake, P. S. 1999. Status, impact, and recommendations for research and management of exotic invasive ants in Christmas Island National Park. Darwin, Northern Territory, Environment Australia: 50 pp, 8 figures, 2 plates.



Bill Crowe & Catherine Harvey, AQIS Brisbane