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 Red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta)




Red imported fire ant | Solenopsis invicta photo
Profile view of ant Solenopsis invicta

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Red imported fire ant | Solenopsis invicta photo
Dorsal view of ant Solenopsis invicta

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Red imported fire ant | Solenopsis invicta photo
Head view of ant Solenopsis invicta

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Red imported fire ant | Solenopsis invicta photo
Fire ant colony on the hill-top of West Trail, Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas, USA.

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RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT FACTS

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


Relatives in same Genus
  Fire ant (S. geminata)
  Black imported fire ant (S. richteri)
  Southern fire ant (S. xyloni)