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Invasive Ant Meeting and Australian ant researcher visits MEM!

The last two weeks have been jam-packed with Invasive Ant work. From 16 through 18 May,  MSU Entomologist David Cross and I (Joe MacGown) attended the Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Ant Conference in Mobile, AL along with researchers from … Continue reading

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Life of a Student Worker in the Mississippi Entomological Museum

By Margaret Harris (Mississippi State undergraduate student, student worker in the MEM) When I first was hired to work for the department, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. All I was told is that I would be pinning ants … Continue reading

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Tawny crazy ants spreading in the southeastern US

Tawny crazy ants, Nylanderia fulva, are big time news these days. This species has been causing serious nuisance problems in Texas and  Florida for 15 years plus and has been continually spreading to more counties in those states each year.  Other southern states are … Continue reading

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Mississippi Entomological Museum Ant Collection Continues to Expand

The Mississippi Entomological Museum ant collection continues to expand due to lots of collecting by the MEM Staff, donations and exchanges with wonderful collectors from across the United States, screening of various traps run by APHIS, and retention of borrowed … Continue reading

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New ant blog about southeastern ants.

Well, I decided to start a blog about ant of the Southeast. Why not, I have lots of info.  

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