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Argentine Ant Triumphs Over Pesticides In California

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First Posted: 02/14/11 12:26 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

scientificamerican.com:

In 1907 Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) arrived in Los Angeles via a cargo ship. Within just a few years of their arrival the six-legged stowaways formed a single, massive colony--known as a supercolony--that stretched through California from south of the Mexico border to San Francisco.

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