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Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius)
Formica melanocephalum Fabricius, 1793

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Tapinoma melanocephalum worker in ethanol
Overview
This is a worldwide invasive ant species.

Names
Scientific source:

Geographic distribution
Widespread throughout the Philippines, in agricultural and urban areas.

Natural history
This ant commonly invades houses and nests in any small crevice such as cracks in the wall or gaps in the table. This is the nasty-tasting ant that gets into the sugar bowl.

How to encounter
Leave food out on the table or the kitchen countertop. This ant will surely find it.

References
Shattuck, S. O. 1999. Australian ants: their biology and identification. Monographs on Invertebrate Taxonomy, Vol. 3, CSIRO. 226 pp.

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Arthropoda  
 Class Insecta  
 Order Hymenoptera  
 Family Formicidae  
 Genus Tapinoma  
  Tapinoma melanocephalum    Fabricius, 1793 
Provider: Zong-Gi Lin 
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Citation: Forel(1912); Global Invasive Species Database(全球入侵種資料庫)
Name Code: 341946
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