Fact Sheet: Yellow crazy ants in Australia

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Yellow crazy ants in Australia represent a massive threat to our environmental, social and agricultural sectors.

This highly aggressive tramp ant from south-east Asia made it into Australia through our ports. In a suitable climate, such as the Queensland Wet Tropics, they can form ‘super colonies’ that cover vast areas and carry huge social, environmental and financial impacts. They do not bite, but spray formic acid to blind and kill their prey.

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