Even in NY City streets, insects are adapting and evolving to survive. A new type of ant was discovered this month near 63rd and Broadway.
“At first, we were flying to the tropics to study life. But then I thought: What if we look right in front of the building?” said
biologist Rob Dunn in an interview with the NY Post. Dunn describes the ant as “a relative of the cornfield ant, and it looks like it’s from Europe, but we can’t match it up with any of the European species.” Read more about the “ManhattAnt” in Smithsonian Magazine