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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Costa and Rust (1999) noted that even though Argentine ants showed avoidance toward the insecticide-treated soil in pots, ants would initially excavate the treated soil, thereby contacting the insecticide, before displaying avoidance.
Forgoing sleep to film ants comes naturally to Mintzer, an entomologist who spent his childhood inspecting invasive Argentine ants in the Los Angeles dirt.
Losses to American foulbrood disease, natural disasters, Argentine ants, and theft were also contributing factors, but less commonly reported.
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. [Graphic omitted]
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.
gunned 8 pages inside at flats o r life ?FULL STORY PAGE 6 City invaded by Argentine ants SEE PAGE 8.
The exception is the actual impact of introduced Argentine Ants, Linepithema humile (Bolger, 2002: 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.
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