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Common Name

Argentine ant, sweet ant (in Argentina).

Scientific Name

Linepithema humile; previously, Iridomymex humilis.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI Linepithema humile (Argentine ant) (2018) Crop Protection Compendium. (; and Pacific Invasive Ant Toolkit. (; and AntWiki.; and AntWeb. (; and from Linepithema humile (2018) Global Invasive Species Database. ( Photo 1 Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Photos 2-5 Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker (2006) Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). Museum of Victoria. PaDIL - (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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