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Yellow Crazy Ant

Anoplolepis gracilipes


The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, introduced accidentally to northern Australia and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, that has wreaked ecological damage in both locations. It is colloquially called "crazy" because of its erratic movements when disturbed, with its long legs and antennae making it one of the largest invasive ant species in the world.


Speculation of origin in West Africa

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Being 11 years ago

@ceherzog Lol......true :)

ceherzog 11 years ago

We have Crazy Ants now in Florida...we seem to get all the troublesome exotics.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Dec 24, 2012
Submitted on Dec 24, 2012

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