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Summary
Leaf cutting ants Acromyrmex octospinosus are regarded as serious pests of crops. In the wild, they are a threat to many species of native plants thaat are vulnerable to defoliation.

Principal source:

Compiler: Comit� fran�ais de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

Review:

Publication date: 2008-03-14

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2018) Species profile: Acromyrmex octospinosus. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Acromyrmex+octospinosus on 16-11-2018.

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Informations on Acromyrmex octospinosus has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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GUADELOUPE
Mechanism
[1] Predation
Outcomes
[2] Socio-Economic
  • [1] Damage to agriculture
  • [1] Damage to forestry
Management information
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Bibliography
7 references found for Acromyrmex octospinosus

Managment information
General information
AntWeb, 2007. Acromyrmex octospinosus
Summary: Base de donn�es tr�s compl�te sur les fourmis (taxonomie, distribution, photographie,�)
Available from http://www.antweb.org/description.do?rank=species&genus=acromyrmex&name=octospinosus&project= [Accessed on 20 march 2008]
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Acromyrmex octospinosus (Reich, 1793)
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=578311 [Accessed 10 March 2008]
Lafrechoux, C. 1997. Colonisation du domaine forestier de la Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) par la fourmi champignonniste Acromyrmex octospinosus. Analyse de son impact. INRA. 21 p.
Summary: Rapport pr�sentant des informations sur la classification, la r�partition et la biologie de la fourmi champignonniste. L analyse de l historique de l invasion permet de constater que cette fourmi a rapidement pris de l ampleur et qu en moins de 40 ans elle a envahi les 3/4 de la Guadeloupe.
Malato, G., Kermarrec, A., Troup, J.M. 1977.Donn�es nouvelles sur l invasion de la Guadeloupe par Acromyrmex octospinosus reich. (Formicidae, Attini) I - Aspects biog�ographiques et perspectives de contr�le chimique. Annual Meeting CFCS. Nouvelles Agronomiques des Antilles et de la Guyane, 3 (3-4) : 473-485
Marsal, P. 2002. Les invasions biologiques. Courrier de l environnement n�46. INRA
Summary: Article de synth�se sur les invasions biologiques.
Available from http://www.inra.fr/dpenv/marsac46.htm#four [Accessed on 20 march 2008]
Silvy, C. 1992. Quantifions�.le phytosanitaire. Courrier de l environnement n�18. INRA
Summary: Available from http://www.inra.fr/internet/Produits/dpenv/silvyc18.htm [Accessed on 20 march 2008]
Therrienn, P., McNeil, J. N., Wellington, W. G., Febvay, G. 1986. Ecological studies of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex octospinosus, in Guadeloupe. pp. 172-183 in Fire Ants and Leaf-cutting Ants (ed. C. Lofgren and R. Vander Meer)
Contact
The following 1 contacts offer information an advice on Acromyrmex octospinosus
Flower,
Jean-Marie
Geographic region: Caribbean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Organization:
Conservatoire Botanique des Petites Antilles - Antenne de Guadeloupe -
Address:
Directeur de l antenne Guadeloupe du Conservatoire Botanique. -Jardin Botanique- Circonvallation- 97 100 Basse-Terre
Phone:
0 590 99 06 21
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