Present addresses: Kamoike 4, Uozumi-cho, Akashi 674-0073, Japan.
Distribution of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, along the Seto Inland Sea, western Japan: Result of surveys in 2003–2005
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2007
Volume 10, Issue 4, pages 337–342, December 2007
How to Cite
OKAUE, M., YAMAMOTO, K., TOUYAMA, Y., KAMEYAMA, T., TERAYAMA, M., SUGIYAMA, T., MURAKAMI, K. and ITO, F. (2007), Distribution of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, along the Seto Inland Sea, western Japan: Result of surveys in 2003–2005. Entomological Science, 10: 337–342. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2007.00228.x
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2007
- Received 1 June 2006; accepted 10 August 2007.
- biological invasion;
- invasive ant
The distribution of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, was investigated in 65 cities or towns along the Seto Inland Sea, western Japan in 2003–2005. Our results include all available information of their distribution in Japan until 2005. Argentine ants have invaded Aichi Prefecture (Tahara-shi), Hyogo Prefecture (Kobe-shi), Hiroshima Prefecture (Hiroshima-shi, Fuchu-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Ono-cho and Otake-shi), and Yamaguchi Prefecture (Iwakuni-shi and Yanai-shi). The most widespread distribution was found around Hatsukaichi-shi including the westernmost part of Hiroshima-shi and the easternmost of Ono-cho.