Fire Ants

Fire Ants

eBook - 2000
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Annotation "Fire Ants is the first book devoted entirely to the study of this controversial creature and all of its fire ant relatives." "Five economically important species take center stage. These are the red imported fire ant, the black imported fire ant, the tropical fire ant, the southern fire ant, and the golden fire ant. A general introduction and a history of the invasions of North America open the door to additional chapters on natural history, origin and evolution, animals sharing the fire ant's nest, the mixed successes of chemical control, and natural enemies and the hopes of biocontrol. Also examined are the pros and cons of fire ants, their medical importance, and suggestions for future research. The appendixes list all known fire ant species and explain how to prepare, reserve, and identify every currently known species occurring in the United States." "Well written and enhanced by an extensive glossary, a thorough bibliography of scientific literature, and more than one hundred photos, maps, and drawings, Fire Ants engages and informs both nonpofessionals and specialists."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Publisher: College Station, TX : Texas A & M University Press, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780585381084
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 308 pages) : illustrations, photographs


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