Longhorn Crazy Ant

Paratrechina longicornis

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The longhorn crazy ant, Paratrechina longicornis, is a species of ant. The ants are named because instead of following straight lines, they dash along erratically. They do not bite or sting people. Longhorn crazy ants are able to reproduce with their siblings without any negative effects of inbreeding. This has allowed them to become one of the most widespread invasive ants in the tropics. The queen produces daughters which are her genetic clone, and sons that...

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