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Seed-harvesting and other ants in the tobacco-growing districts of North Queensland

Smith, J.H. and Atherton, D.O. (1944) Seed-harvesting and other ants in the tobacco-growing districts of North Queensland. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 1 (3). pp. 33-61.

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Abstract

An investigation was carried out into tobacco seed-bed failures caused by an indigenous ant fauna. The funnel ant, Aphaenogaster longiceps, was a serious pest because of the ramifications of the nest and the soil disturbance associated with the formicary. The chief seed-harvesting species were Monomorium rothsteini var. leda, Pheidole impressiceps, P. variabilis, and Pheidolacanthinus mjobergi. The bionomics of these and of some other species are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Plant culture > Seeds. Seed technology
Plant culture > Field crops
Plant pests and diseases > Economic entomology
Plant culture > Economic zoology applied to crops. Agricultural zoology
Live Archive:03 Jun 2024 01:20
Last Modified:12 Jun 2024 02:12

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