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Ant ‘supercolony’ on Maui raises ecological alarm

  • COURTESY ANTWEB.ORG
    Courtesy Antweb.org A "supercolony" of odorous house ants has established itself in abandoned buildings and farm areas in Kula, Maui. The ant, Tapinoma sessile, does not sting humans or cause major damage to buildings, but scientists fear it could cause major problems to Hawaii's ecosystem if it attacks native insects that help to pollinate native plants.

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