Argentine Ant - Publications

MAF Reports:

Lester, P.J.; Longson, C.G. 2002: Argentine ant distribution investigation: Horticultural areas. Unpublished Victoria University of Wellington contract report for MAF Biosecurity Authority

Harris, R. et al. 2002: A survey of the current distribution of Argentine ants, Linepithema humile, in native habitats in New Zealand, and assessment of future risk of establishment. Landcare Research Contract Report: LC0102/105 for MAF Biosecurity Authority.

Additional Readings:

Review of the Argentine Ant in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui 1998-2005. By Donna Watchman. Environment Bay of Plenty Internal Report, April 2005. 77pp. This document contains an excellent summary of Argentine ant: its biology, documented and potential impacts, and control and monitoring operations in the Tauranga area.

Potential impacts of the Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile) in New Zealand and options for its control. By RJ Harris. Department of Conservation, Science and Research publication. 36pp.

Read the proceedings of a practitioner workshop on Argentine ant control:

New Zealand Invasive Ant Workshop: Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile) & Darwin Ant (Doleromyrma darwiniana) 29th April 2005.

Further information is available from the Landcare Research website:

Argentine Ants  http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosecurity/stowaways/Ants.asp (offsite link to www.landcareresearch.co.nz)

Stowaways Newsletter # 4, December 2004 http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/stowaways/stowaways_4_Dec04.pdf (offsite link to www.landcareresearch.co.nz)

 Protect Newsletter, Autumn 2005 http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosecurity/stowaways/Ants/Protect_Ant_article.pdf (offsite link to www.landcareresearch.co.nz)

Other reports

Charles, J.G. et al. 2001: National Survey of Argentine Ants. Research contract report HortResearch and AgriQuality for MAF Biosecurity (Animals)

Harris,R.; Ward,D.; Sutherland,A.2002: A survey of the current distribution of Argentine ants, Linepithema humile, in native habitats in New Zealand, and assessment of future risk of establishment. Landcare Research contract report for MAF Biosecurity Authority. 

Lester, P.; Longson, C.G.2002: Argentine ant distribution investigation: Horticultural areas. Victoria University of Wellington, prepared for MAF Biosecurity Authority

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