Crazy Raspberry ant
The Raspberry ant is a colloquial name for a newly encountered species of ant that is posing a significant pest problem in Houston, Texas. The ant does not yet have an agreed upon scientific name, so it is generally called the "Raspberry ant" or "crazy Raspberry ant", because it was first described by Tom Rasberry, a Houston area pest exterminator, who first encountered it in 2002. The ant resembles a species of ant that is a pest in the Caribean, called the Paratrechina pubens, and is sometimes called "Paratrechina species near pubens". This other species of ant is colloquially known as the "Caribbean crazy ant", because of an outwardly disorganized style of foraging.
- Ralph Blumenthal. A Pest Without a Name, Becoming Known to Ever More, New York Times, May 16, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-05-17.
- Exotic Texas Ant, Paratrechina sp. near pubens, Center for Urban & Structural Entomology, Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology. Retrieved on 2008-05-17.