Asian needle ant: an invasive stinging ant


Ants are among the most successful and widespread invasive species worldwide. One stinging invasive ant, the Asian needle ant (Brachyponera chinensis; fig. 1), is beginning to cause problems in North America after being relatively unnoticed for many years.

  • Citation: Vogt, J.T. 2021. Asian needle ant: an invasive stinging ant. Science Update SRS-SU-143. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 2 p.
  • Posted Date: February 10, 2021
  • Modified Date: April 6, 2021
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