Global Category: invasive insects

Browsing ants teem over anyone who disturbs them.

Browsing ant

The browsing ant is a concerning ant from the Mediterranean region whose domineering supercolonies displace native ants.

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Electric ant

A dreaded ant, the electric ant is under eradication from north Queensland, whose dense supercolonies dominate landscapes ecologically, displacing other insects and preying on small vertebrates.

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Imported roses pose very high risks to Australia because the layered petals provide many hiding places for invasive insects. Photo: anncapictures | Pixabay

Pests in the petals

Australia’s love affair with imported fresh flowers runs the risk of introducing deadly insect invaders into the country, warns Tim Low.

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Feral Cat

What are invasive species?

Our Work Invasive species include pest animals like feral cats and foxes, introduced marine pests, weeds, diseases, fungi and parasites, as well as insects from

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P-Red imported fire ant-Eli Sarnat

Red imported fire ant

A prolific stinging ant from South America that kills wildlife, stings people, pets and livestock, and causes many social and economic problems.

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Yellow crazy ant

A highly invasive ant whose dense supercolonies dominate landscapes ecologically, displacing other insects and preying on small vertebrates as well.

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