‘Crazy Ants’ Spreading in the Southeastern U.S.

6:51 minutes

In parts of the southeastern U.S., aggressive fire ants have been driven out by an even more recent arrival, the tawny crazy ant. Edward LeBrun, a researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, describes the newcomers and how one invasive species can out-invade another.

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Edward LeBrun

Edward LeBrun is a research associate at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas, Austin in Austin, Texas.

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