New on Featured Creatures! Pavement ant

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures!

Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum L. is one of the most commonly encountered ants in the United States. The first introduction into the United States occurred from Europe in the beginning of the 19th century. Since then, the ant has become well established and is prevalent in urban areas in the northern U.S. and parts of Canada. While the presence of pavement ants in the U.S. has been acknowledged for decades, the extent of their invasiveness and severity as a pest is not well characterized.


Figure 1. Pavement ants from neighboring colonies fight for control over territory. Photograph by Alexander Wild,


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Authors: Tyler Vitone and Andrea Lucky, University of Florida


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Posted: September 16, 2014

Category: AGRICULTURE, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Ants, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

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