Dead fire ant found in Osaka
Jiji -- May 12
A dead fire ant was found in Osaka Prefecture, the Environment Ministry has said.

This was the first discovery of the venomous insect in Japan this year.

According to the ministry, the dead red imported fire ant was found inside a television set container box at a private residence in the city of Yao of the western Japan prefecture. No one was hurt.

The box was exported from China in early April and arrived at Osaka Port in the middle of the month. It was then shipped to a retail shop in the city.

The dead ant was identified as a queen. The wingless body suggests it did not freshly die.

住居内で初“強毒”ヒアリ死骸発見 大阪 大阪府八尾市の住居で強い毒性を持つヒアリの死骸が見つかった。ヒアリが住居内で見つかったのは今回が初めて。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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