Specimen Request: Pacific Ants

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Andrea Lucky and Milan Janda are seeking specimens of the following ant taxa in 95% EtOH for a study of biogeographic patterns in Melanesian/Pacific ants:

Nylanderia (Paratrechina) vaga (Forel)
Odontomachus simillimus
Smith F.
Oecophylla smaragdina
Emery
Solenopsis papuana
Emery
Tapinoma melanocephalum
(Fabricius)
Tetramorium pacificum
Mayr (Also of interest are Tetramorium insolens (F. Smith) and Tetramorium tonganum Mayr)

If you are willing to donate any of these species to this project, please contact Andrea Lucky (alucky@ncsu.edu) or Milan Janda (mjanda@oeb.harvard.edu) for details about identifications and shipping.

Thank you!

Oecophylla smaragdina

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