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Digital identification tool: Pacific Invasive Ant Key

Published: Wed, 06 Mar 2013, 13:46
Last updated: Mon, 05 Oct 2015, 14:44
This tool is an electronic guide designed to assist users to identify invasive ant species commonly encountered in the Pacific Island region. The guide covers four subfamilies, 20 genera and 44 species. The primary tool offered by PIAkey is an interactive key designed using Lucid3 software. In addition to being fully illustrated, the Lucid key allows users to enter at multiple character points, skip unknown characters, and find the most efficient path for identifying the available taxa. Each species is linked to its own web page. These species pages, or factsheets, are linked to an illustrated glossary of morphological terms, and include the seven sections.
Resource provide by:
  • NPPO of USA
URL: click here
Type of contact: NPPO
  • Diagnostic protocol
Submitted by: USDA-APHIS