Asian Needle Ant Brachyponera chinensis (Emery, 1895)Non-native  Synonyms: Pachycondyla chinensis.


"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" (BugGuide).


"Has become the dominant ant species in some forested and urban habitats in South Carolina, excluding beneficial native ants" (BugGuide).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Brachyponera chinensis specimen. Contributed by April Nobile. Photo by AntWeb Data. (MBP list)

An Asian Needle Ant in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/3/2016). First record of this species added to Maryland Biodiversity Project. Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

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