Fire ants found at Yokohama Port
NHK -- Jul 15
Hundreds of highly poisonous fire ants have been found at the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo.

Officials of the Environment Ministry found more than 500 ants near containers at a wharf on Friday.

The officials say experts later confirmed them to be fire ants.

They say the survey also found larvae and pupae -- each numbering more than 100 -- and this suggests that the fire ants are reproducing at the wharf.

環境省は横浜市の本牧埠頭(ふとう)で強い毒を持つヒアリが500匹以上、確認されたと発表しました。繁殖していたとみられます。 環境省によりますと、14日に行われた横浜市の本牧埠頭での調査で、アスファルトの地面の亀裂部分1カ所から500匹以上のヒアリが見つかったということです。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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