The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, in the Iberian Peninsula

Xavier Espadaler, Crisanto Gómez

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We update the geographical distribution of the Argentine ant in Spain and Portugal. The map shows a clear peripheric pattern for this ant, that prefers the coast and low altitudes. A few discordant localities are noted. The possible significance of climate warming in its expansion, by allowing for a longer activity period, is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2003


  • Ant
  • Invasive
  • Linepithema
  • Map
  • Portugal
  • Spain


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