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

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This ant is the only species of the genus found outside of Africa. This species is a world-wide invasive species.

Scientific source:

crazy ant, yellow crazy ant

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

VIETNAM Ė 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.

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.

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

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