Category: invasive-ants

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Fremantle fire ant alert

The red fire ant, one of the world’s worst invasive species, has just been found in the Fremantle port area.

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More than 2800 insects across the world have been identified as being environmentally destructive once they invade new land, but which ones pose the greatest threats to Australia’s native plants and animals and what are we doing to keep them out? We are already grappling with the huge economic and environmental costs of insects from…

Tawny crazy ant - Image Photo: Alex Wild and Ed Le Brun

Invasive insects

Australia already has more than its fair share of harmful insects that are not native to the country but are causing massive harm to our native plants, animals and ecosystems. Queensland is battling red fire ants through a 10 year, $411 million eradication plan. Yellow crazy ants threaten our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the…

Yellow crazy ants

Yellow crazy ants are on the list of 100 of the world’s worst invasive species and threaten Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforests on Earth and home to the greatest biodiversity found anywhere in Australia. If not stopped in their tracks they could threaten Queensland with economic and ecological…

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Snap a bee, ant or wasp

We’re looking for people to seek out and snap ants, bees and wasps in their neighbourhood. For every QuestaGame find, $1 is donated to the Invasive Species Council.

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Tropical fire ant workers measure between 1 and 5mm and attack any intruder that disturbs their nest. Photo: April Nobile, from www.AntWeb.org

Tropical fire ants

Probably introduced into Australia by early European settlers tropical fire ants are highly aggressive and attack any intruder who disturbs their nest.