New Alien Ant in Africa
New Alien Ant in Africa - Southern Africa : We have a new kid on the block. http://www.ispotnature.org/node/771543 and http://www.ispotnature.org/node/794073 Spotted by our ant enthusiast Peter Slingsby in his own back yard.
We have a new kid on the block.
Spotted by our ant enthusiast Peter Slingsby in his own back yard.
Heaven help us if we all have a new alien ant in our garden walls.
The ID is confirmed by myrmecologists Brian Fisher and Barry Bolton of California, and Vincento Gentile of Italy, as Ochetellus glaber, a first record for Africa. The original ID was done by Melanie!!!
I dont know if we are to thank or decry Peter for this observation.
What to do now??
Obviously, get out there and figure out how common and widespread it is. I am sure Peter will have some suggestions for achieving this soon.