Twenty-nine sites in 26 counties were surveyed for and sampled 1–4 times for ground-dwelling ants between June 2000 and September 2002. Sampling methods included pitfall trapping, leaf litter collection, visual searching, and food baiting. Eighty-eight species were collected with one species not previously collected and described in Georgia. Of the sites sampled, the largest number of ant species collected was from High Falls State Park (Monroe County) in central Georgia. We found that undisturbed habitats sampled in this survey supported a diversity of ground-dwelling ants, and that these habitats characteristically lacked two exotic ants, the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, and the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr).
Species 1: Hymenoptera Formicidae Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant)
Species 2: Hymenoptera Formicidae Linepithema humile (Argentine ant)
Keywords: diversity, faunal survey
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