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Ant Damage to Banana Fruits by Abdominal Secretions

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Title: Ant Damage to Banana Fruits by Abdominal Secretions
Authors: Nelson, Scot
Taniguchi, Glenn
Keywords: bananas
Anoplolepis gracilipes
formic acid
crop damage
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Technomyrmex albipes

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Issue Date: Jun 2012
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Nelson S, Taniguchi G. 2012. Ant damage to banana fruits by abdominal secretions. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 5 p. (Insect Pests; IP-29).
Series/Report no.: Insect Pests
Abstract: This publication describes species of ants in Hawai‘i that injure the skin of banana fruits with their abdominal secretions. It includes descriptions of symptoms and damage and suggestions for integrated management practices to reduce or avoid costly injury.
Pages/Duration: 5 pages
Appears in Collections:Insect Pests, 1997 - present

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