Tawny Invasive Species

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The Effects of the Invading Tawny Crazy Ants Ecology is the branch in biology that deals with the interactions between organisms and their environment. Tawny crazy ants are an example of ecology by the way they impact ecosystems as invasive species due to the absence of natural predators, pathogens and competitors (Kronauer, 2014). These invasive ant species were found in Texas around 2002 commonly known as tawny (Rasberry) ants and now classified as Nylanderia fulva (Ant, 2013). Tawny crazy ants affect ecosystems as an invasive species. The Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis invicta, are being successfully outcompeted and even displaced by the crazy ants (Gotzek et al., 2012). These crazy ants possess a threat to the fire ant community with the possibility of eventually forcing…show more content…
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