FIELD GUIDE WHITE FOOTED ANT

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    gets its common name from its _
    very pale yellowish to almost whitish tarsi or “feet.”
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    It has been spread by _, such as in nursery stock and shipping containers.
    commerce
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    monomorphic? di? poly?
    monomorphic
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    size
    medium, 1/8 inch
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    Body is _ to brownish black, antenna with apical segments usually paler, and legs with pale yellow-ish-white tarsi
    black
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    Body is black to _, antenna with apical segments usually paler, and legs with pale yellow-ish-white tarsi
    brownish black
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    Body is black to brownish black, antenna with _ segments usually paler, and legs with pale yellow-ish-white tarsi
    apical
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    Body is black to brownish black, antenna with apical segments usually _, and legs with pale yellow-ish-white tarsi
    paler
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    Body is black to brownish black, antenna with apical segments usually paler, and legs with _ tarsi
    pale yellowish white
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    Antenna #-segmented, with? or without? a club
    • 12 segmented
    • without a club
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    Thorax contains? or lacks? spines, profile even? or unevenly? rounded
    Thorax lacks spines, profile unevenly rounded
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    Pedicel #-segmented, _
    Pedicel 1-segmented, but hidden/concealed from view from above by base of gaster.
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    Gaster with _ , contains? or lacking? circle of hairs. Stinger present? absent?.
    Gaster with anal opening slitlike, lacking circlet of hairs. Stinger absent.
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    Mature colonies are
    large to gigantic
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    New colonies are often formed by _
    budding
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    Other than the founding king and queen, nearly 50% of the individuals in a colony are _ that are called _
    • reproductives
    • intercastes
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    _ = are wingless males and females that also mate and lay fertile eggs
    intercastes
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    The _ founding queen is eventually replaced by the intercastes.
    dealated
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    The dealated founding queen is eventually replaced by the _
    intercastes
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    _ = divested of the wings —used of postnuptial adults of insects (such as ants) that drop their wings after a nuptial flight
    dealated
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    foraging whitefooted ants do not _
    regurgitate and share their food with other ants
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    sterile workers in the colony lay unfertilized/sterile eggs, called trophic eggs
    which serve as food source for larvae and non-foraging adults within the colony.
    sterile workers
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    sterile workers in the colony lay _ which serve as food source for larvae and non-foraging adults within the colony.
    unfertilized/sterile eggs, called trophic eggs
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    sterile workers in the colony lay unfertilized/sterile eggs, called trophic eggs
    which serve as food source for _ within the colony.
    larvae and non-foraging adults
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    This is an _ species that prefers to live in _
    • arboreal
    • trees and shrubs
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    where they like to nest in the _ of tree holes and crotches, under loose bark,
    at the base of palm fronds, in decayed tree trucks or branches, and in old _
    • moist microenvironments
    • termite galleries
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    They prefer not to forage during _ and do forage during _
    • heat of day
    • during the night
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    unique control problems due to :

    *do not feed stay-at-home members via trophallaxis
    *extremely high reproductive rate
    *
    arboreal habits
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    unique control problems due to :

    *
    *extremely high reproductive rate
    *arboreal habits
    do not feed stay-at-home members via trophallaxis
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    unique control problems due to :

    *do not feed stay-at-home members via trophallaxis
    *
    *arboreal habits
    extremely high reproductive rate
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    Since this is an arboreal species that prefers to spend its time up off the ground in vegetation,
    _
    all contact of vegetation to the structure must be eliminated.
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    this species is a _ feeder,
    honeydew
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    all _ near the structure should be appropriately treated to eliminate _
    • vegetation
    • honeydew-producing insects such as aphids, scale insects, and mealybugs.
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    Since this species is also a _, all plants that have large showy flowers with
    sweet nectar should be eliminated or relocated to areas far away from the structure.
    This includes most fruit trees, hibiscus, gardenias, etc.
    nectar feeder
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    Then it is advisable to do a perimeter treatment of the structure with a
    highly-repellent pesticide
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    If the ants are coming from _ , then the
    repellent pesticide may also need to be applied at the perimeter of the _
    • adjoining property or properties
    • adjoining property or properties
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    _ is useful because if enough of the _ die, the reproductive females and larvae will die of starvation
    • Baiting
    • foragers
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    _ is probably most useful for nests located up in trees that cannot be reached otherwise.
    baiting
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    To avoid disturbance, bait stations are probably best located _, or on _
    • up in the tree or on the tree trunk
    • the ground at the base of the tree.
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    _ containing _ are most effective.
    • Sucrose-based baits
    • boric acid
Author
ianquinto
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349787
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FIELD GUIDE WHITE FOOTED ANT
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FIELD GUIDE WHITE FOOTED ANT
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