Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer
University of Texas at Austin
Caption: In 2012 the species was formally identified asNylanderia fulva, which is native to northern Argentina and southern Brazil. Frequently referred to as Rasberry crazy ants, these ants recently have been given the official common name "Tawny crazy ants."
Credit: Image courtesy of Joe MacGown, Mississippi Entomological Museum
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