Submitted to: Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/29/2005
Publication Date: 1/15/2006
Citation: Parkman, P., Vail, K., Rashid, T., Oliver, J., Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D., Shires, M., Haun, G., Powell, S., Thead, L.G., Vogt, J.T. 2006. Establishment and Spread of Pseudacteon curvatus in Tennessee. 2005 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 111-112. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: All of the release sites were pastures witht he exception of the 2003 Franklin release of P. Curvatus which was made at an ornamental nursery, and the 2004 release which was made at a cemetery. All releases of P. curvatus were of the Los Flores biotype except for the July 2004 release in Hamilton Co. where the Formosan biotype was released and Monroe counties in 2000 and 2001 yielded no adult flies and the releases were considered failures. Collections of P. curvatus at the Franklin Co. pasture release site in July and August 2003 indicated the flies released the previous year had successfully overwintered and were established. Oly one P. tricuspis adult has been collected: at the Franklin Co. release site in July 2003.