Caribbean crazy ant

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The Caribbean crazy ant (paratrechina pubens) is a species of ant named for its apparently erratic movements when foraging for food.[1][2][3] The species was first identified in the Caribbean in 1893. Related species have been found in Colombia and Florida.

The Caribbean crazy ant, and related species have an "acidpore" in place of a stinger.[1][2][3] They are believed to nest in supercolonies, that have multiple queens, which do not travel on a "nuptial flight".


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ralph Blumenthal. A Pest Without a Name, Becoming Known to Ever More, New York Times, May 16, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-05-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Exotic Texas Ant, Paratrechina sp. near pubens, Center for Urban & Structural Entomology, Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology. Retrieved on 2008-05-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Caribbean crazy ant. Featured creatures. Retrieved on 2008-11-04.