Until now, Pachycondyla chinensis were found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Connecticut and New York. Contact us at NorchesterGardenClub@gmail.com if you suspect these in the Houston area.
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Invasive Asian needle ants thriving, spreading in U.S.
March 4, 2013 | Author: Freelance Writer Mary Bates, Ph.D.
Asian needle ants look innocent but they pack a painful sting. There's a new invasive ant species on the block and it could mean big trouble for people and the environment. The Asian needle ant has been in the U.S. since the 1930s, but their population has exploded in the past 8 years. These stinging ants are spreading rapidly and displacing another invasive ant species, the aggressive Argentine ant, in forests and backyards across the country.