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Mealybugs

Mealybugs

Mealybugs

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NPR's John Nielsen reports that seemingly harmless minute insects, called mealybugs, play a big role in the survival of fire ants. A recent study suggests getting rid of one invasive species to reduce the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the other.