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Red Imported Fire Ant

on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:35
<blurb> The red imported fire ant (<em type="italic">Solenopsis invicta</em>) is one of two invasive South American ...</blurb>

The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) is one of two invasive stinging ant species in the Solenopsis ("pipe-faced") ant family. It is much brighter and more orange in color than the related black imported fire ant (Solenopsis richteri) and is also much more aggressive. Photo courtesy of Antweb.org Creative Commons