D I S C O V E R    L I F E   
Bee Hunt! Odonata Lepidoptera 
  HomeAll Living ThingsIDnature guidesGlobal mapperAlbumsLabelsSearch
  AboutNewsEventsResearchEducationProjectsStudy sitesHelp


Anoplolepis gracilipes (F. Smith)
LONG-LEGGED ANT
Yellow crazy ant; Formica longipes Jerdon, 1851; Formica gracilipes Smith, 1857; Longlegged ant; Crazy Ant; Gramang Ant; Maldive Ant

Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Formicidae   Anoplolepis

Links
80x5 - 240x3 - 240x4 - 320x1 - 320x2 - 320x3 - 640x1 - 640x2
Set display option above.
Click on images to enlarge.
Anoplolepis gracilipes, head
© Copyright Gary Alpert, 2005-2008 · 0
Anoplolepis gracilipes, head
Anoplolepis gracilipes, head
© Copyright Gary Alpert, 2005-2008 · 0
Anoplolepis gracilipes, head

Anoplolepis gracilipes, side
© Copyright Gary Alpert, 2005-2008 · 0
Anoplolepis gracilipes, side
Anoplolepis gracilipes workers in ethanol
· 0
Anoplolepis gracilipes workers in ethanol
Overview
This ant is the only species of the genus found outside of Africa. This species is a world-wide invasive species.

Names
Scientific source:

crazy ant, yellow crazy ant


Geographic distribution
Type locality - Singapore (F. Smith, 1857). Cosmotropical.

VIETNAM Vinh Phuc (Tam Dao N. P.); Ha Tay (Ba Vi). [written by K. Eguchi, 24.Sept.2005]

Widespread in the Philippines.

Natural history
It is ravaging the population of endemic red crabs in Christmas Island. This ant is locally dominant where it occurs. It nests in the ground or in tree hollows.

How to encounter
General collecting or by baiting with cookies or tuna flakes. Then follow the workers as they take the bait home to their nest.

References
Smith, F. 1857. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part] J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88.

Eguchi, K., Bui, T. V., Yamane, Sk., Okido, H. & Ogata, K. 2005. Ant faunas of Ba Vi and Tam Dao, North Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, 27: 77-98.


Acknowledgements
We acknowledge Dr. Katsuyuki Eguchi for providing the reference citations and additional text on the geographical distribution of this species in Vietnam.

Supported by
go to Discover Life's Facebook group

Following modified from Anoplolepis gracilipes on antweb.org
   Top | See original

&pull 20q v5.145 20180528: Error 301 Moved Permanently http://www.antweb.org/description.do?rank=species&name=gracilipes&genus=anoplolepis&project=hawaiiants

Following modified from Australian Faunal Directory
   Top | See original

http://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/7736a2a6-376e-47e7-a5ec-dd64ecc115af/ ---> https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/7736a2a6-376e-47e7-a5ec-dd64ecc115af/
&pull 20q v5.145 20180528: Error 404 Not Found https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/7736a2a6-376e-47e7-a5ec-dd64ecc115af/

Following modified from CalPhotos
   Top | See original

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=dl&where-taxon=Anoplolepis+gracilipes&where-lifeform=specimen_tag&rel-lifeform=ne&rel-taxon=begins+with&where-lifeform=Animal ---> https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=dl&where-taxon=Anoplolepis+gracilipes&where-lifeform=specimen_tag&rel-lifeform=ne&rel-taxon=begins+with&where-lifeform=Animal

CalPhotos    
Contributors       Log In  
 

Number of matches : 8
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Anoplolepis gracilipes%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Animal") ORDER BY taxon

Click on the thumbnail to see an enlargement

Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes
ID: 4444 4444 0310 0249 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes
ID: 4444 4444 0310 0250 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes
ID: 4444 4444 0310 0251 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes
ID: 4444 4444 0310 0270 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes
ID: 4444 4444 0310 0271 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes
ID: 4444 4444 0310 0272 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes
ID: 4444 4444 0310 0273 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Anoplolepis gracilipes
Anoplolepis gracilipes
ID: 4444 4444 0310 0274 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Using these photos: A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to CalPhotos. Please follow the usage guidelines provided with each image. Use and copyright information, as well as other details about the photo such as the date and the location, are available by clicking on the [detail] link under the thumbnail. See also: Using the Photos in CalPhotos .   


Copyright © 1995-2018 UC Regents. All rights reserved.

CalPhotos is a project of BNHM      University of California, Berkeley

Updated: 2018-07-19 10:30:01 gmt
Discover Life | Top
© Designed by The Polistes Corporation