A crusade to invade that began in North Carolina has spread to the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and even to an island packed with concrete and glass – Manhattan.
So go the travels of the Asian needle ant, an invasive species native to Japan.
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Citizen scientists connected with the School of Ants project – which asks amateur scientists to find and report on what’s crawling near their homes and schools – are unearthing Asian needle ants far away from the Carolinas.
Asian needle ants don’t play well with native ants, says Dr. Rob Dunn, an Associate Professor of Biology [in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences] at NC State, and founder of the School of Ants project. ...