Red dots indicate collection sites for samples used in this study. fulva in the United States is most likely to be more widespread. This species has been reported to be relatively to be relatively common in southern Florida in the 1950’s –1970’s, where it was also most recently found in 1994 (M. fulva is native to South America, probably southern South America (the type locality is in Brazil).DOI:10.1371/0045314.g001 Given the uncertainty of workerbased identifications of N. pubens most publications that involve either of these species are suspect; they may not involve the species listed in the publication, including the possibility that they are neither N. pubens and are an entirely different Nylanderia species. Like other notorious invasive ants, e.g., Solenopsis invicta or Linepithema humile, it is possible that N.
Since its detection in Harris County, Texas, the new invasive has rapidly expanded its range and is now found in 21 counties in southeast Texas and has recently been discovered from southwestern Mississippi and Louisiana (see Figure). Reported distribution of the Rasberry Crazy Ant in the United States (in blue). pubens in Florida is given in orange, but we suspect that these may prove to be N. Counties highlighted with solid colors indicate verified occurrences, whereas hatched counties are unconfirmed reports. Since we show that samples from northern Florida initially considered to be N. While this information is still lacking, it is highly likely that N.This endeavor would not have been possible without the collection-based resources and taxonomic expertise present in natural history museums, underscoring their value for both basic and applied research. (2015) studied the diversity of ants found in bromeliads of a single large tree of Erythrina, a common cocoa shade tree, at an agricultural research center in Ilhéus, Brazil.Forty-seven species of ants were found in 36 of 52 the bromeliads examined.Antes del contacto, las poblaciones costeñas y del interior tenían patrones diferentes con respecto al consume) de alimentos, así como también las residentes en Georgia y Florida.Las poblaciones costeñas consumieron mayor cantidad de alimentos marinos y menor cantidad de alimentos terrestres que las poblaciones del interior.
A recent phylogeny placed this species within a clade of mostly undescribed species of South American and Caribbean crazy ants. fulva, given the currently rapidly expanding distribution of N. Currently, the Caribbean is likely the only place where N. pubens are sympatric and therefore the only region where identifications of workers will be difficult.