Originating from the Southeast regions of US, these extraordinary ants known as Rasberry (or Tawny) Crazy Ants, are one of the weirdest species in the ant world. Their existence is not only a nightmare to humans but they also pose mortal dangers to other ant species as well. They earn the term “Crazy” because they are invasive, have a strange and unique appetite, plus, they are suicidal!
Crazy Ants crave for something electronic other than the normal sweet stuff. They like to chew through electronic cables, components and any electrical circuitry. The craziest part is that they love to kill themselves when they eat into the live electric wiring! And, as they get fried, they emit a chemical that summons their friends to the same spot (or their dead spot) to avenge their death! All in all, your computers, TVs and mobile phones are no longer safe once a swarm of these ants attack them.
Other than their “electrifying” attitude, they are no friends to other ant species. They attack and kill other ants (fire ants, in particular) and take over their nests. One final bad news, their reproduction is much faster than the other ant species! We better pray that they wouldn’t invade our homeland someday and make Malaysia their new home!
References: http://listverse.com/2013/12/17/10-strange-and-mysterious-insect-behaviors/ http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/ants/crazy_ant.htm (image source) http://arceneauxpest.com/tawny-rasberry-crazy-ants/