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 Fire ant (Solenopsis geminata)




Fire ant | Solenopsis geminata photo
Profile view of ant Solenopsis geminata

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Fire ant | Solenopsis geminata photo
Dorsal view of ant Solenopsis geminata

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Fire ant | Solenopsis geminata photo
Head view of ant Solenopsis geminata

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Fire ant | Solenopsis geminata photo
Chamaesyce hirta (leaves and fruit with Solenopsis geminata). Location: Maui, Lahaina

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FIRE ANT FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Formicidae
Genus:Solenopsis
Species:geminata
Common Name:Fire ant


Relatives in same Genus
  Red imported fire ant (S. invicta)
  Black imported fire ant (S. richteri)
  Southern fire ant (S. xyloni)