Latest Yellow crazy ant Stories
In a new study, researchers report that big-headed ant colonies produce larger soldiers when they encounter other ants that know how to fight back.
Heading for a summer picnic or hike, or just out to mow your lawn? In the U.S. Southeast and beyond, you might want to watch where you walk.
Pensoft Publishers The yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes is ranked amongst the top 100 worst global invasive species and is responsible for catastrophic ecological impacts on islands. A new study published in the open access journal NeoBiota examines and assesses the effects and dangers of the introduction of the yellow crazy ant to the unique, endemic ecosystem of the mature palm forest of the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the Seychelles. The palm forest of...
In areas across the southeastern United States, invasive "crazy ants" are rapidly displacing fire ants by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin.
Long considered to be one of the most species-rich ant genera, latest research has stripped the ant genus Paratrechina down to a single species- Paratrechina longicornis.
Crazy Ants, first identified in the United States in 2002, are invading the southern states, destroying electronics from cell phones to laptops and even air conditioning components.
A growing epidemic is eating its way across the Gulf Coast of the US and it seems there is little that can be done about it. An invasive ant species is displacing native ant species and devouring everything from livestock to electronics.
Residents of the Gulf Coast are in the midst of an invasion - an ant invasion. An invasive and ecologically dominant species of ant is reportedly displacing the native fire ant in areas throughout the southeastern US.
Ten years is a long time to not have a name. The ‘Rasberry Crazy Ant’, so called for their propensity to swarm in seemingly random, quick moving circles, was first noticed in the South Texas area over a decade ago by Tom Rasberry, a local exterminator who took an immediate interest in this rarely-before-seen invader.
University of Florida researchers have described a new species of land crab that documents the first crab extinction during the human era.
The Christmas Island Red Crab (Gecarcoidea natalis), is a species of terrestrial crab endemic to Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean. Although restricted to a relatively small area, it is estimated that up to 120 million red crabs may live there, making it the most abundant of the 14 terrestrial crab species on Christmas Island. The carapace is up to 4.5 inches long, rounded, and encloses the gills. The claws are usually of equal size, unless one becomes...