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Urban pest ants of Brazil (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Publication Type:Book Chapter
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:A. E. C. de Campos-Farinha
Editor:C. Y. Lee, Robinson W. H.
Publisher:Perniagaan Ph'ng

*[Brazil shows a high diversity of urban pest ants. Among its 2,000 recorded ant species, 20 to 30 species are urban ants (tramp species). Native & introduced species are found & are not equally distributed in its 27 states. Camponotus species are found in the 5 regions that divide the country. Tapinoma melanocephalum & Paratrechina longicornis are the species which cause more complains by Brazilian citizens. Ant diversity in households is diverse reaching a total of 23 species in a unique hospital. This is the fact that leads to failures in controlling the pest species.]

Abbreviation:Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Urban Pests, Suntec, Singapore, 10-13 July 2005
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