Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Ant Cricket Myrmecophilus americanus

Classification

Myrmecophilus [genus] (1)
americanus [species]

Classification

Myrmecophilus [genus] (1)
americanus [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Notes on presence status Uncertain about its original native range, might be in the West Indies (Wetterer & Hugel, 2009).

    Publications

    • Buurt, G. van, & Debrot, A.O. 2012. Introduced agricultural pests, plant and animals diseases and vectors in the Dutch Caribbean, with an “Alert species” list. 1-35. IMARES, Wageningen.
    • Wetterer, J.K., Hugel, S. 2009. Worldwide spread of the Ant Cricket Myrmecophilus americanus, a symbiont of the Longhorn Crazy Ant, Paratrechina longicornis. Sociobiology 52: 157-165.