Argentine ant

Summary

Alias: Linepithema humile, Iridomyrmex humilis

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  1. Ahier A, Rondard P, Gouignard N, Khayath N, Huang S, Trolet J, et al. A new family of receptor tyrosine kinases with a venus flytrap binding domain in insects and other invertebrates activated by aminoacids. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5651 pubmed publisher
    ..The identification of RTKs specific for parasites and insect vectors raises new perspectives for the control of human parasitic and infectious diseases...
  2. Vicogne J, Pin J, Lardans V, Capron M, Noël C, Dissous C. An unusual receptor tyrosine kinase of Schistosoma mansoni contains a Venus Flytrap module. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2003;126:51-62 pubmed
    ..The preferential localization of SmRTK-1 in sporocyst germinal cells and ovocytes could be in favor of its function in schistosome growth and differentiation...
  3. Gouignard N, Vanderstraete M, Cailliau K, Lescuyer A, Browaeys E, Dissous C. Schistosoma mansoni: structural and biochemical characterization of two distinct Venus Kinase Receptors. Exp Parasitol. 2012;132:32-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Recombinant SmVKR1 and SmVKR2 exhibit tyrosine kinase activities dependent on the binding of distinct small ligand molecules. SmVKR1 and SmVKR2 could represent paralogs with different functions in the parasite. ..
  4. Lester P, Buick K, Baty J, Felden A, Haywood J. Different bacterial and viral pathogens trigger distinct immune responses in a globally invasive ant. Sci Rep. 2019;9:5780 pubmed publisher
    ..and the viral community with immune gene expression in the globally invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile (Mayr))...
  5. Abril S, Oliveras J, Gómez C. Effect of temperature on the development and survival of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile. J Insect Sci. 2010;10:97 pubmed publisher
    ..For invasive species, like the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), these data are essential for predicting their potential range based on ..
  6. Roura Pascual N, Hui C, Ikeda T, Leday G, Richardson D, Carpintero S, et al. Relative roles of climatic suitability and anthropogenic influence in determining the pattern of spread in a global invader. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:220-5 pubmed publisher
    ..in shaping the distribution of one of the world's most notorious invasive species, the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)...
  7. van Wilgenburg E, Sulc R, Shea K, Tsutsui N. Deciphering the chemical basis of nestmate recognition. J Chem Ecol. 2010;36:751-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We tested the aggressive response of Argentine ants, Linepithema humile, toward nest-mate CHC profiles that were augmented with one of eight synthetic hydrocarbons that differed in ..
  8. Menke S, Suarez A, Tillberg C, Chou C, Holway D. Trophic ecology of the invasive argentine ant: spatio-temporal variation in resource assimilation and isotopic enrichment. Oecologia. 2010;164:763-71 pubmed publisher
    ..we determined nitrogen enrichment using a controlled laboratory experiment with the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)...
  9. Mothapo N, Wossler T. Behavioural and chemical evidence for multiple colonisation of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, in the Western Cape, South Africa. BMC Ecol. 2011;11:6 pubmed publisher
    The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, is a widespread invasive ant species that has successfully established in nearly all continents across the globe...

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  1. Gochnour B, Suiter D, Davis J, Huang Q. Use of an Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile, Semiochemical to Deliver an Acute Toxicant. Insects. 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, is an invasive nuisance, agricultural, and ecological pest from South America. In the United States, its primary distribution is in California and the Southeast...
  2. Buellesbach J, Whyte B, Cash E, Gibson J, Scheckel K, Sandidge R, et al. Desiccation Resistance and Micro-Climate Adaptation: Cuticular Hydrocarbon Signatures of Different Argentine Ant Supercolonies Across California. J Chem Ecol. 2018;44:1101-1114 pubmed publisher
    ..In the unicolonial Argentine ant Linepithema humile, an unparalleled invasive expansion has led to vast supercolonies whose nestmates can still recognize each ..
  3. Page H, Sweeney A, Pilko A, Pinter Wollman N. Underlying mechanisms and ecological context of variation in exploratory behavior of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile. J Exp Biol. 2018;221: pubmed publisher
    ..Workers of the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) exhibit individual variation in exploratory behavior, which affects the colony's collective nest ..
  4. Sakamoto Y, Kumagai N, Goka K. Author Correction: Declaration of local chemical eradication of the Argentine ant: Bayesian estimation with a multinomial-mixture model. Sci Rep. 2018;8:6674 pubmed publisher
    ..A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML and PDF versions of this paper. The error has been fixed in the paper. ..
  5. Sidhu S, Wilson Rankin E. Honey Bees Avoiding Ant Harassment at Flowers Using Scent Cues. Environ Entomol. 2016;: pubmed
    ..visitation rate and visitation duration to aloe flowers with and without Argentine ants (Linepithema humile (Mayr)) in a drought-stressed environment and found that bees actively avoided foraging on the ant-occupied ..
  6. Sorrells T, Kuritzky L, Kauhanen P, Fitzgerald K, Sturgis S, Chen J, et al. Chemical defense by the native winter ant (Prenolepis imparis) against the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e18717 pubmed publisher
    The invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) is established worldwide and displaces native ant species. In northern California, however, the native winter ant (Prenolepis imparis) persists in invaded areas...
  7. Hanna C, Naughton I, Boser C, Alarcón R, Hung K, Holway D. Floral visitation by the Argentine ant reduces bee visitation and plant seed set. Ecology. 2015;96:222-30 pubmed
    ..and observational approaches to examine the importance of floral visitation by the nonnative Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) on plant species native to Santa Cruz Island, California, USA. First, we determine how L...
  8. Song J, Benson E, Zungoli P, Gerard P, Scott S. Using the DAS-ELISA Test to Establish an Effective Distance Between Bait Stations for Control of Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Natural Areas. J Econ Entomol. 2015;108:1961-71 pubmed publisher
    b>Linepithema humile (Mayr), the Argentine ant, is an invasive pest that has spread throughout the United States and is a problem in natural and managed habitats in South Carolina...
  9. Welzel K, Choe D. Development of a Pheromone-Assisted Baiting Technique for Argentine Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Econ Entomol. 2016;: pubmed
    Current control measures for Argentine ants, Linepithema humile (Mayr), in urban settings typically include perimeter applications of insecticides around structures, resulting in potential problems with insecticide runoff and ..
  10. Greenberg L, Rust M, Richards J, Wu X, Kabashima J, Wilen C, et al. Practical Pest Management Strategies to Reduce Pesticide Runoff for Argentine Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Control. J Econ Entomol. 2014;107:2147-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study involved measuring both the efficacy of treatments for the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), and the concurrent runoff of fipronil and pyrethroids...
  11. Cooling M, Sim D, Lester P. Density-Dependent Effects of an Invasive Ant on a Ground-Dwelling Arthropod Community. Environ Entomol. 2015;44:44-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The Argentine ant Linepithema humile (Mayr) is listed among the world's worst invaders...
  12. Choe D, Villafuerte D, Tsutsui N. Trail pheromone of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e45016 pubmed publisher
    The Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) is recognized as one of the world's most damaging invasive species...
  13. Engsontia P, Sangket U, Robertson H, Satasook C. Diversification of the ant odorant receptor gene family and positive selection on candidate cuticular hydrocarbon receptors. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:380 pubmed publisher
    ..were used, together with Or genes from Camponotus floridanus, Harpegnathos saltator, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, Linepithema humile, Cerapachys biroi, Solenopsis invicta and Apis mellifera, in molecular evolution analysis...
  14. von Thienen W, Metzler D, Witte V. Modeling shortest path selection of the ant Linepithema humile using psychophysical theory and realistic parameter values. J Theor Biol. 2015;372:168-78 pubmed publisher
    ..One model explains experimental observations in which Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) selected the shorter of two alternative paths from their nest to a food source (shortest path experiments)...
  15. Krushelnycky P. Evaluating the interacting influences of pollination, seed predation, invasive species and isolation on reproductive success in a threatened alpine plant. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e88948 pubmed publisher
    ..There was also some indication that Argentine ant presence impacted floral visitation, but contradictory evidence and limitations of the study design make this ..
  16. Flanagan T, Pinter Wollman N, Moses M, Gordon D. Fast and flexible: argentine ants recruit from nearby trails. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e70888 pubmed publisher
    Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) live in groups of nests connected by trails to each other and to stable food sources...
  17. Hayasaka D, Kuwayama N, Takeo A, Ishida T, Mano H, Inoue M, et al. Different acute toxicity of fipronil baits on invasive Linepithema humile supercolonies and some non-target ground arthropods. Ecotoxicology. 2015;24:1221-8 pubmed publisher
    Fipronil is one of the most effective insecticides to control the invasive ant Linepithema humile, but its effectiveness has been assessed without considering the genetic differences among L. humile supercolonies...
  18. Rust M, Soeprono A, Wright S, Greenberg L, Choe D, Boser C, et al. Laboratory and Field Evaluations of Polyacrylamide Hydrogel Baits Against Argentine Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Econ Entomol. 2015;108:1228-36 pubmed publisher
    The development of effective baits to control the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), has been problematic because foragers prefer sweet liquids, while many toxicants are insoluble in water and liquid baits are generally difficult ..
  19. Vela Pérez M, Fontelos M, Garnier S. From individual to collective dynamics in Argentine ants (Linepithema humile). Math Biosci. 2015;262:56-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Numerical simulations based on this model lead to the formation of branched ant-trails analogous to those observed experimentally. ..
  20. Nyamukondiwa C, Addison P. Food preference and foraging activity of ants: recommendations for field applications of low-toxicity baits. J Insect Sci. 2014;14:48 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we assessed ground and vine foraging activity and food preferences for the three ant species ( Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Anoplolepis custodiens (F...
  21. Sakamoto Y, Kumagai N, Goka K. Declaration of local chemical eradication of the Argentine ant: Bayesian estimation with a multinomial-mixture model. Sci Rep. 2017;7:3389 pubmed publisher
    ..In Japan, the area populated by the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), is expanding, and eradication via chemical treatment is ongoing at various locations...
  22. Gruber M, Cooling M, Baty J, Buckley K, Friedlander A, Quinn O, et al. Single-stranded RNA viruses infecting the invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile. Sci Rep. 2017;7:3304 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined New Zealand populations of the globally widely distributed invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) for RNA viruses...
  23. Schulze Sylvester M, Corronca J, Paris C. Growing Industries, Growing Invasions? The Case of the Argentine Ant in Vineyards of Northern Argentina. Insects. 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    The invasive Argentine ant causes ecological and economic damage worldwide. In 2011, this species was reported in vineyards of Cafayate, a wine-producing town in the Andes, Argentina...
  24. Welzel K, Lee S, Dossey A, Chauhan K, Choe D. Verification of Argentine ant defensive compounds and their behavioral effects on heterospecific competitors and conspecific nestmates. Sci Rep. 2018;8:1477 pubmed publisher
    The invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) has become established worldwide in regions with Mediterranean or subtropical climates...
  25. Latty T, Holmes M, Makinson J, Beekman M. Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) use adaptable transportation networks to track changes in resource quality. J Exp Biol. 2017;220:686-694 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, we examined the response of Argentine ant colonies and their trail networks to variable environments where resources differ in quality and change ..
  26. Westermann F, Bell V, Suckling D, Lester P. The Long-Term Effects of Reduced Competitive Ability on Foraging Success of an Invasive Pest Species. J Econ Entomol. 2016;109:1628-35 pubmed publisher
    Ant species like Pheidole megacephala (F.), Solenopsis invicta (Buren), and the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), have repeatedly been reported to be strongly associated with honeydew-producing arthropods like aphids, scale ..
  27. Alvarez Blanco P, Caut S, Cerda X, Angulo E. Native predators living in invaded areas: responses of terrestrial amphibian species to an Argentine ant invasion. Oecologia. 2017;185:95-106 pubmed publisher
    ..Second, we examined how an invasive prey, the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), affected a native terrestrial amphibian community...
  28. Dávila F, Aron S. Protein restriction affects sperm number but not sperm viability in male ants. J Insect Physiol. 2017;100:71-76 pubmed publisher
    ..effects of protein restriction during larval development on sperm number and viability in the Argentine ant Linepithema humile. We also looked at its impact on male development, adult mass, and adult fluctuating asymmetry...
  29. Vanderstraete M, Gouignard N, Ahier A, Morel M, Vicogne J, Dissous C. The venus kinase receptor (VKR) family: structure and evolution. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:361 pubmed publisher
  30. Privman E, Wurm Y, Keller L. Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection. Proc Biol Sci. 2013;280:20122968 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that concerted evolution plays an adaptive role in the evolution of this gene family...
  31. Zhang Z, Zhu S. Comparative genomics analysis of five families of antimicrobial peptide-like genes in seven ant species. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;38:262-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work not only enlarges the insect AMP resource, but also sheds light on the complexity and dynamic evolution of AMPs in ants...