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Win: Global warming threatens the bird-eating big-headed ant

by | 2nd, July 2013

Pheidole megacephala

GLOBAL warming isn’t all bad news. Although fans of massive hungry ants will be upset:

An aggressive ant species so vicious that in groups it can eat bird hatchlings alive may see its territory decline in the coming decades as climate change takes its toll on its habitats.

Pheidole megacephala, more popularly known as the big-headed ant, has been classified as one of the world’s 100 most invasive species, found in every continent except Antarctica. A recent model, however, predicts global warming will slow the ants’ march significantly by 2080.

Just one more reason why birds love global warming…



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