An occurrence of two exotic ant (Formicidae) species in British Columbia


  • Ken Naumann Dept. Biology Langara College 100 W. 49 Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 2Z6


Specimens of two exotic ant species, Wasmannia auropunctata Roger and Parathrechina longicornis Emery were found in an indoor tropical rainforest exhibit in Vancouver. Both species have spread far from their historical ranges to become established in tropical and subtropical areas around the world, and are occasionally found in greenhouses and other protected areas in temperate regions.

Key words: ants; exotic; habitat; indoor; British Columbia