Argentine ant

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Argentine ant

n.
A small brown ant (Linepithema humile) native to South America that is a household and agricultural pest in many parts of the world, including California and the southeast United States.
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NYT Syndicate Tobias is a Labrador retriever with one job: sniffing out invasive Argentine ants wherever they hide.
Asian citrus psyllid life stages: (A) adult psyllid feeding on young tissue, (B, C) gravid adult females and eggs on citrus flush and (D) nymphs producing white honeydew secretions that are harvested by Argentine ants.
A similar study reported that Argentine ants interfered with the foraging of native ant species and prevented the establishment of new colonies of native ant species (Human and Gordon, 1996).
I was doing an interview and a lady who phoned in was more interested in finding out how to get rid of Argentine ants than listening to me playing a couple of songs.
Whether LHUV-1 actually sickens Argentine ants remains to be seen.
FULL STORY PAGE 6 City invaded by Argentine ants SEE PAGE 8.
The sympatric Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis actually eats Argentine Ants (Foster, et al.
Cooling M, Hartley S, Sim DA and Lester PJ (2012) The widespread collapse of an invasive species: Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) in New Zealand.
The study focused mainly on how Argentine ants behave and coordinate themselves in both symmetrical and asymmetrical pathways.
Argentine ants [Linepithema humile] and red imported fire ants [Solenopsis invicta]) are often not aggressive toward non-nestmates outside of their native range (temperate South America; Tsutsui & Suarez, 2003).
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