They’re crazy and hairy and they’ve received a lot of press lately in the news and the blogosphere… ANTS! These ones, Nylanderia pubens, seem to be quite a nuisance to those living in the southern parts of the United States. They’re, well, crazy, and hairy.
As you can see in the video above, they move very quickly and can deliver a nasty bite. They exhibit super colony characteristics (like the Argentine ant), meaning they are not aggressive toward other colonies. If there’s a silver lining this the dark cloud, it’s that they may outcompete fireants. Oh yeah, and they tend membracids!