Anoplolepis gracilipes

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Anoplolepis gracilipes at sugar bait (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Eli Sarnat
Source: IPM Images

Anoplolepis gracilipes (F. Smith) - (yellow crazy ant)

The ant is an invasive pest in various regions. It can reach high population densities and form supercolonies, similar to those of the Argentine ant. It has a yellowish to brownish colour with long legs and long antennae. It tends aphids and scale insects to obtain honeydew and is also a predator.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: gelbe Spinnerameise
• English: yellow crazy ant
long-legged ant
• Français: fourmi folle jaune


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