Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Destruction of young colonies of the red imported fire ant by the pavement ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

Abstract

The interactions between a colony of Tetramorium caespitum and subcolonies of Solenopsis invicta introduced within 20 cm of the mature T. caespitum nest were studied in the laboratory. The subcolonies of S. invicta were destroyed by workers of T. caespitum. The ranges of these species are contiguous in North Carolina and it is predicted that if S. invicta moves northward, interactions between them may intensify.