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CUPUL-MAGANA, Fabio Germán. Diversity and abundance of household ants (formicidae) in puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Ecol. apl. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.1-2, pp.115-117. ISSN 1726-2216.

During a whole year (May 2007 to April 2008) a study was conducted, using adhesive traps, to determine the diversity and abundance of ants (Formicidae) in 21 homes in the city of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. A total number of 8 462 specimens were counted in the samplings. Thirteen species were identified. Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius 1879) was the most common house-inhabiting ant, with the 41.91% of the total registries.

Keywords : Colonization; Infestation; Pest; Urban entomology; Urban insects; Urbanization.

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