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Keywords:

  • Insecta;
  • Hymenoptera;
  • Myrmicidae;
  • Monomorium pharaonis;
  • monograph;
  • systematics;
  • morphology;
  • ethology;
  • ecology;
  • hygiene;
  • control;
  • germ transmission

Abstract

All what is known about pharaoh's ant is compiled and supplemented by personal investigations of the authors and their co-workers. This complex especially concerns laboratory experiences with artificial breeding and the effect of insecticides and pheromones as well as the strategy of control with sodium arsenate baits (as a model of control strategy based on the bait principle). Data on other problems are discussed also, f.i., ecology, ethology, physiology, aberrant morphology, public health significance, and vector role.