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Common Name

Big-headed ant, African big-headed ant, coastal brown ant.

Scientific Name

Pheidole megacephala

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI Pheidole megacephala (big-headed ant) (2018) Crop Protection Compendium. (; and Pacific Invasive Ant Toolkit. (; and Pheidole megacephala. AntWiki. (; and AntWeb. (; and from Pheidole megacephala (2018) Global Invasive Species Database. ( Photos 1-3 Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker (2006) Coastal brown-ant (Pheidole megacepahala). Museum of Victoria. PaDIL - (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islandsduction, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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