Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Brachyponera chinensis (Emery 1895)
Accidentally introduced to North America from Asia. First detected in DeKalb County, GA around 1932; now found from Connecticut south to northern Florida, west to Alabama and Tennessee
Dark, damp places; usually nest in moist, rotten wood or in soil under objects.
Stings of this species have been documented to elicit anaphalactic reactions in a small percentage of victims.
Has become the dominant ant species in some forested and urban habitats in South Carolina, excluding beneficial native ants.