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 Black imported fire ant (Solenopsis richteri)




Black imported fire ant | Solenopsis richteri photo
Profile view of ant Solenopsis richteri

Photograph by April Nobile AntWeb.org / CC-BY-SA-3.0.  (view image details)

Black imported fire ant | Solenopsis richteri photo
Dorsal view of ant Solenopsis richteri

Photograph by April Nobile AntWeb.org / CC-BY-SA-3.0.  (view image details)

Black imported fire ant | Solenopsis richteri photo
Head view of ant Solenopsis richteri

Photograph by April Nobile AntWeb.org / CC-BY-SA-3.0.  (view image details)

BLACK IMPORTED FIRE ANT FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Formicidae
Genus:Solenopsis
Species:richteri
Common Name:Black imported fire ant


Relatives in same Genus
  Fire ant (S. geminata)
  Red imported fire ant (S. invicta)
  Southern fire ant (S. xyloni)