Argentine ant

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Related to Iridomyrmex humilis: Linepithema humile, Argentine Ants

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Nest relationship of the Argentine ant, Iridomyrmex humilis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
Em Cataglyphis cursor (Fonscolombe) e Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr), os machos apresentam um maior conteudo de carboidrato, quando comparados com as femeas (PASSERA & KELLER, 1990).
Lenko, "Descriijao de duas especies novas de Mixogaster (Diptera, Syrphidae) e observaijbes sobre o inquilinismo de uma delas em ninhos de Iridomyrmex humilis, a 'formiga argentina'," Studia Entomologica, vol.
The ant, Iridomyrmex humilis is attracted to sweet substances while S.
Control of brood male production in the argentine ant Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr).
Mating system, optimal number of matings, and sperm transfer in the Argentine ant Iridomyrmex humilis. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 31:359-366.
Collapse of an ant-plant mutualism: the Argentine ant (Iridomyrmex humilis) and myrmecochorous Proteaceae.
The displacement of native ant species by the introduced Argentine ant Iridomyrmex humilis Mayr.
Accidentally introduced alien insect predators, such as Argentine ants (Iridomyrmex humilis), have the potential to decimate native pollinator populations.