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Argentine ant Syllabification: Ar·gen·tine ant

Definition of Argentine ant in English:


A small South American ant that has become established in parts of the US.
  • Iridomyrmex humilis, family Formicidae
Example sentences
  • ‘We would expect the set of problems we see with Argentine ants in South Africa to occur in other habitats invaded by small ants,’ he said.
  • Suhr said the Argentine ants killed native ants and the insect life they normally preyed upon, posing a major threat to biodiversity.
  • Instead of sending out reproductives to a mating flight as most ants do, the Argentine ants reproduce by budding.
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