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Scientists seeing more invasive trapjaw ants on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A large, jumping ant has reached large enough numbers that its slow invasion of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is starting to be noticed. Odontomachus haematodus, which is native to South America and commonly known as the trapjaw ant, was first identified in the state in August 2000. These large brown ants can reach almost a half-inch ...

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Cicada ‘invasion’ poses threat to trees across the state

Residents in Northeast Mississippi this spring are looking at some sleepless nights, and anyone with young hardwood trees on their property are almost certainly going to toss and turn. Entomologists are reporting the emergence of a brood of periodical cicadas. Unlike the more-familiar annual cicadas, periodical cicadas emerge every 13 years by the countless thousands, their buzzing calls filling the ...

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