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- Invasive Argentine ants thrive in California’s Mediterranean climate.
- California agriculture is impacted because citrus and grapes are affected. The ants actually protect aphids and mealybugs, which feed on these crops. This is another example of the mutualism that ants are noted for.
- Argentine ants are considered “a global mega-colony” with enormous, genetically linked populations in America, Europe and Japan.
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