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Asian needle ant: an invasive stinging ant

Informally Refereed
Authors: J.T. Vogt
Year: 2021
Type: Science Update
Station: Southern Research Station
Source: Science Update


Ants are among the most successful and widespread invasive species worldwide. One stinging invasive ant, the Asian needle ant (Brachyponera chinensis; fig. 1), is beginning to cause problems in North America after being relatively unnoticed for many years.


Vogt, J.T. 2021. Asian needle ant: an invasive stinging ant. Science Update SRS-SU-143. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 2 p.