The global spread and invasion capacities of alien ants

By Eric Lee
Jan 10th 2023

Latest publication by Dr. Benoit Guénard and his collaborators


  • At least 520 ant species have been transported outside of their native ranges
  • 60% of these species naturalize; others establish only indoors or not at all
  • Global diversity hotspots for indoor-confined and naturalized species differ
  • Border interceptions miss many litter- and soil-dwelling species that naturalize

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