Argentine ants bravely seek out new niches to exploit

Argentine Ants mercilessly pushing their way into new frontiers (at the expense of all other formic-inhabitants)

Argentine ants are famous for riding roughshod into new habitats. Their propensity to herd other insects, not concentrate on (expensive) military campaigns, and amazing ability of these distant “colonists’s” communities to intermingle, (unthinkable for other ants of the same species who live next door!) make these transplants successful everywhere they go!

3 thoughts on “Argentine ants bravely seek out new niches to exploit

  1. Truly an awesome illustration, Marlin! As a guy who has tracked down these ants from whence they came — Argentina — I can tell you that you have got them spot on!

  2. wow! what an honor to have Mark Moffett leave a comment on my site! thank you so much! Your new book is so awesome! for those that live in an entomological cave it is called:
    Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions
    and it has jaw dropping photographs of the incredible ants that truly rule our planet.
    check it out!