Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer
University of Texas at Austin
Caption: Tawny crazy ants were first discovered in the US in 2002 by a pest control operator in a suburb of Houston, and have since established populations in 21 counties in Texas, 20 counties in Florida, and a few sites in southern Mississippi and southern Louisiana.
Credit: By Joe MacGown, Mississippi Entomological Museum
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