Argentine ant

noun

Definition of Argentine ant

: a small brown ant (Linepithema humile synonym Iridomyrmex humilis) introduced from South America into the southern and western U.S., Australia, southern Africa, and other warm regions where it has become a household and orchard pest

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“Argentine ant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Argentine%20ant. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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