Wasmannia auropunctata - Little Fire Ant
Wasmannia auropunctata, native to the forests of Central and South America, is among the most damaging pest ants when introduced elsewhere. Although only a couple millimeters long, these ants are well known for overrunning islands and causing declines in the populations of native animals. Among their impacts: reducing the population of the famous Galápagos tortoises by preying on hatchlings.
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