It is a very successful invasive species and is considered a danger to native ants in Australia and other places.
In its introduced range, the Argentine ant often displaces most or all native ants.
As a result, they are using a united family front to win territory from native ants.
Some plants, like tree poppies, depend on native ants for seed dispersal.
The experiments also showed the advantage the supercolony ants had over native ants.
A. For one thing, no one was thinking about what broad-spectrum pesticides would do to native ants.
And guess which resurged better, native ants or these South American ones?
And if you didn't remove the flies, other native Brazilian ants usually won.
As the larvae feed and grow, native ants may gather and indicate the presence of larger Mission Blue larvae.
These invaders may gain an advantage in areas where native ants disperse invasive seeds.