A close-up of the head of a fire ant. Photo: Corbis

‘Worse than redback spiders’: the Chinese insect invasion threatening Japan

The discovery of red fire ants – known for aggression and a bite that can prove deadly – could prove more of a problem than the venomous spiders that arrived from Australia more than a decade ago, experts warn

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A close-up of the head of a fire ant. Photo: Corbis
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.