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An acrobat ant, Crematogaster obscurata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), poses an unusual conservation question in the Florida Keys

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:M. Deyrup
Journal:Florida Entomologist

*[A small population of the Neotropical Crematogaster obscurata has survived a series of hurricanes on West Summerland Key, Monroe County, Florida. The acrobat ant Crematogaster obscurata Emery was first discovered in the USA in 1995 & reported in 2000 under the name of Crematogaster agnita. This is the only known U.S. population of this apparently innocuous species. If the exotic status & limited range of the Florida population is confirmed, recommends eradication using insecticidal baits applied.]

Alternate Journal:Florida Entomol.
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