Edward LeBrun

May. 24, 2013

‘Crazy Ants’ Spreading in the Southeastern US

Tawny crazy ants, recent arrivals to the country, are able to drive out even the imported fire ant.

ants, insects, tawny crazy ants, rasberry crazy ants, fire ants, entomology, invasive species, Edward LeBrun, University of Texas at Austin

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