Linepithema humile

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The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (formerly Iridomyrmex humilis), is an ant native to northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and southern Brazil. It is an invasive species that has been established in many Mediterranean climate areas, inadvertently introduced by humans to many places, including South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, Easter Island, Australia, Europe, Hawaii, and the continental United States.

 


Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : Use: ant-mating-chart
  • Colony Founding :
  • *gynous Polygynous
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Food[edit]

Likes[edit]

  • Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly species)
  • Housefly
  • Crickets
  • Honey
  • Larval stages in general


Dislikes[edit]

  • Centipedes
  • Orange
  • Bread
  • Sausage
  • Other ants
  • Slugs
  • Apple 
  • Spaghetti

 

Colony[edit]

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  • Typical Colony Size : Mega Colony
  • Polymorphic
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  • Heating Pad Required :
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces :
  • When To Expand :
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  • Invasive/Pest : USA
  • Farmers :
  • Native Location : antmaps.org
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  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

Notes[edit]

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