Fire ants found in New South Wales

Fire ants are an invasive species in Australia, and originally were found in Queensland.

However, fire ants have crossed to New South Wales Northern Rivers, and they can devastate flora, and kill some animals. 

Why is this species so invasive and dangerous for the ecosystem?

Image: Photo by Oktavianus Mulyadi:

Produced By: Mia Armitage

Featured In Story: Professor Nigel Andrew – Entomologist from Southern Cross University

First aired on The Wire, Friday 1 December 2023