Asian stinging ants mount increasing invasion on U.S. soil

02/11/2013 | NBC News

Stinging needle ants, originally from Asia, are becoming a menace in the U.S., experts say. The insect, which causes painful and itchy welts, is beginning to overtake Argentine ant populations in the country. According to research in the journal PLoS ONE, stinging ants can tolerate cooler temperatures than Argentine ants, and the more aggressive nature of the Asian ant allows the species to overtake the once-reigning Argentine ones.

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