Caption: Argentine ant (Iridomyrmex humilis). This species, which is native to Argentina and Brazil, was probably introduced in the United States via coffee shipments and has become and invasive species. The colony workers are very aggressive and usually eliminate other ant species and some other insects in their colony area. They can live off of most any type of food.
Magnification*: x5
Type: SEM
Copyright 2002 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 03.01.02,21092D,ant,argentine ant,commercial pest,insect,insects,invertebrate,invertebrates,Iridomyrmex,Iridomyrmex humilis,pest,SEM