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Ant Species Losing Ground to Venomous Kind

Ant Species Losing Ground to Venomous Kind | Insects, Pest & Beneficial | Scoop.it
An aggressive species is being displaced in North America by a more aggressive — and potentially dangerous — species, according to a new study.
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War of the ants intensifies in U.S. (NY Times): Former Entomology PhD student Eleanor Spicer Rice finds invasive, bellicose ants outdoing each other in aggression.

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NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Researchers Find Asian Needle Ants Displacing Other Aggressive Invaders

NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Researchers Find Asian Needle Ants Displacing Other Aggressive Invaders | Insects, Pest & Beneficial | Scoop.it

Photo of Asian needle ant stinging a termite courtesy of Benoit Guenard.

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CALS Research, NCSU's curator insight, February 11, 2013 3:53 PM

CALS researchers find that one of the most aggressive invasive ant species in the US, the Argentine ant, appears to have met its match in the Asian needle ant. Former NC State PhD student Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice & Dr. Jules Silverman, Entomology, published their findings in PLoS One:

 

http://scienceblog.com/59643/asian-needle-ants-displacing-other-aggressive-invaders/ ;

 

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0056281