FIELD GUIDE ARGENTINE ANT

  1. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    size?
    small, 1/16 inch
  2. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    color = Body varies from _
    light to dark brown
  3. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    antenna # segmented
    club yes? no?
    • antenna 12 segmented
    • no club
  4. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    thorax has spines, yes? no?
    no, thorax lacks spines
  5. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    profile =
    unevenly rounded
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    pedicel # segmented
    1
  7. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Gaster with _ , _
    • anal opening slitlike
    • lacking circle of hairs
  8. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Stinger is _ , but _
    • absent
    • can bite on provocation
  9. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Workers emit a _ when crushed
    stale greasy or musty odor
  10. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Colonies are located in _ near a _
    Colonies are located in moist situations near a food source
  11. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Their numbers fluctuate seasonally with a large build-up starting in the _
    Their numbers fluctuate seasonally with a large build-up starting in the early spring
  12. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    In SEASON?, there is a huge die-off of workers and colonies sometimes join together to
    form massive overwintering supercolonies, which then break up into smaller colonies that disperse the following spring.
    autumn
  13. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    In autumn, there is a _ and colonies sometimes join together to
    form massive overwintering supercolonies, which then break up into smaller colonies that disperse the following spring.
    a huge die off of workers
  14. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    In autumn, there is a huge die-off of workers and colonies sometimes join together to
    form _ , which then break up into smaller colonies that disperse the following spring.
    massive overwintering supercolonies
  15. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    In autumn, there is a huge die-off of workers and colonies sometimes join together to
    form massive overwintering supercolonies, which then _ that disperse the following spring.
    break up into smaller colonies
  16. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    In autumn, there is a huge die-off of workers and colonies sometimes join together to
    form massive overwintering supercolonies, which then break up into smaller colonies that disperse the following SEASON?
    spring
  17. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    _ are rarely seen because mating takes place _ .
    • winged female reproductives
    • inside the nest
  18. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Sometimes _ will swarm to other nests for mating
    winged males
  19. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    _ are very aggressive and usually eliminate other ant species and some other insects from the area
    worers
  20. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    ants from _ Argentine ant colonies are friendly and do not fight.
    different, but related,
  21. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    ants from different, but related, Argentine ant colonies are _
    friendly and do not fight
  22. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Indoors, these ants usually nest _
    near a moisture source
  23. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    _ follow regular trails when foraging, and winged queens can sometimes be found among trailing workers
    workers
  24. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    workers follow _ when foraging, and winged queens can sometimes be found among trailing workers
    regular trails
  25. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    workers follow regular trails when foraging, and _ can sometimes be found among trailing workers
    winged queens
  26. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Workers commonly tend _
    honeydew-producing insects
  27. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    preferred foods are _ such as honeydew, but they increase their intake of
    protein foods such as prey during the spring and summer.
    sucrose containing sweets
  28. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    preferred foods are sucrose-containing sweets such as _ ,but they increase their intake of
    protein foods such as prey during the spring and summer.
    honeydew
  29. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    preferred foods are sucrose-containing sweets such as honeydew, but they increase their intake of
    _ such as prey during the spring and summer.
    protein
  30. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    preferred foods are sucrose-containing sweets such as honeydew, but they increase their intake of
    protein foods such as prey during the SEASON?.
    spring and summer
  31. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Outdoors, ants typically live in _ about 8" (20 cm) deep that are located in
    moist situations such as under boards and stones, beneath plants, along sidewalks, etc
    shallow nests
  32. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Their habit of _ affords them the
    opportunity to transport the causative disease organisms for dysentery, etc.
    crawling over everything including refuse, sewage, sputum, carrion, etc.
  33. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    Their habit of crawling over everything including refuse, sewage, sputum, carrion, etc. affords them the
    opportunity to transport the _
    causative disease organisms for dysentery, etc.
  34. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    will invade buildings in large numbers when conditions outside are _
    either too wet or too dry for them to live.
  35. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    a decrease in their _ sends them indoors seeking _
    • honeydew supply
    • sweets
  36. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    control = pull back _ from around foundation walls and the edges of concrete sidewalks and
    driveways because these ants will trail below the grassline where they are not visible.
    the grass from around foundation walls
  37. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    control = pull back the grass from around foundation walls and the edges of _ and
    _ because these ants will trail below the grassline where they are not visible.
    edges of concrete sidewalks and driveways
  38. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    control = pull back the grass from around foundation walls and the edges of concrete sidewalks and
    driveways because these ants will _ where they are not visible.
    trail below the grassline
  39. ARGENTINE ANT - FIELD GUIDE
    control = pull back the grass from around foundation walls and the edges of concrete sidewalks and
    driveways because these ants will trail below the grassline where they are not _
    visible
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    indoors, check any _ present because these are a favorite nesting site
    potted plants
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ianquinto
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FIELD GUIDE ARGENTINE ANT
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FIELD GUIDE ARGENTINE ANT
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