Wasmannia is a genus of ants. Wasmannia auropunctata is known as the electric ant[2] or little fire ant and are considered by many countries to be a destructive, highly invasive species.[3][4]

Wasmannia
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Wasmannia auropunctata worker
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Wasmannia

Forel, 1893
Type species
Tetramorium auropunctatum
Roger, 1863
Diversity[1]
10 species
Synonyms

Hercynia Enzmann, J., 1947

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2015). "Wasmannia". AntCat. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. ^ Electric ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) webpage Accessed 7 March 2009
  3. ^ Global Invasive Species Database - No. 100 - Wasmannia auropunctata
  4. ^ Lowe S, Browne M, Boudjelas S, De Poorter M (2004). "100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species: A Selection from the Global Invasive Species Database" (PDF). Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-08-13. Retrieved 2006-08-21.

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