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Fire ant

Solenopsis queens and workers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Westwood, 1840
Species

S. conjurata
S. daguerrei
S. fugax
S. invicta
S. molesta
S. richteri
S. solenopsidis
S. wagneri
S. xyloni
 many more, see text Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1500x1110, 1092 KB)Fire ant queens ready for flight. ... Scientific classification redirects here. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Subphyla and Classes Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Trilobita - trilobites (extinct) Subphylum Chelicerata Arachnida - spiders,scorpions, etc. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... Suborders Apocrita Symphyta Hymenoptera is one of the larger orders of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. ... Superfamilies Apoidea Ceraphronoidea Chalcidoidea Chrysidoidea Cynipoidea Evanioidea Ichneumonoidea Megalyroidea Proctotrupoidea Sphecoidea Stephanoidea Triganalyoidea Vespoidea Many families, see article Apocrita is a suborder of insects in the order Hymenoptera. ... For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). ... Tribes Basicerotini Dacetini Phalacromyrmecini Cephalotini Attini Blepharidattini Stenammini Solenopsidini Myrmicini Tetramoriini Pheidolini Crematogastrini Meranoplini Formicoxenini Melissotarsini Myrmecinini The Myrmicinae are a subfamily of Ants. ... John Obadiah Westwood (22 December 1805 - 2 January 1893) was a British entomologist and archaeologist also noted for his artistic talents. ... Binomial name Solenopsis fugax Latreille, 1798 Solenopsis fugax is a myrmicine ant of the genus Solenopsis. ... Binomial name Solenopsis invicta Santschi, 1916 The Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta), or simply fire ant, is one of the 266 species of ant in the widespread genus Solenopsis. ... Identifying characteristics Workers are all the same size, tiny, 1/32-inch long Yellow to light brown with very small eyes Petiole with 2 nodes Thorax uneven in shape when viewed from the side with no spines 10-segmented antennae with a 2-segmented club Behavior Feed on grease and... Binomial name Solenopsis richteri Buren, 1972 Long thought to either be a Subspecies or color variation of Solenopsis invicta, the Black Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis richteri) is now recognized as its own species with a demonstratably different range and living habits. ... Binomial name Solenopsis invicta Santschi, 1916 The Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta), or simply fire ant, is one of the 266 species of ant in the widespread genus Solenopsis. ... Binomial name Solenopsis xyloni McCook, The Southern Fire Ant Solenopsis xyloni McCook is a fire ant native to Arizona and other southern states. ...

Fire ants, sometimes referred to as simply red ants, are stinging ants with over 280 species worldwide. They have several common names including Ginger Ants and Tropical Fire Ants (English), aka-kami-ari (Japanese), and Feuerameise (German). For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Appearance

S. conjurata worker
S. conjurata worker

The bodies of fire ants, like all insects' bodies, are broken up into three sections: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen, with three pairs of legs and a pair of antennae. Fire ants can be distinguished from other ants by their copper brown head and body with a darker abdomen. The worker ants are blackish to reddish, and their size varies from 2mm to 6 mm (0.12 in to 0.24 in). These different sizes of the ants can all exist in the same nest. Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... For other uses, see Head (disambiguation). ... Diagram of a tsetse fly, showing the head, thorax and abdomen The thorax is a division of an animals body that lies between the head and the abdomen. ... The abdomen in a human and an ant. ... Diagram of an insect leg A leg is the part of an animals body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion. ... Insects display a wide variety of antennal shapes. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


Behavior

A typical fire ant colony produces large mounds in open areas, and feeds mostly on young plants, seeds, and sometimes crickets. Fire ants often attack small animals and can kill them. Unlike many other ants, which bite and then spray acid on the wound, fire ants only bite to get a grip and then sting (from the abdomen) and inject a toxic alkaloid venom called Solenopsin, a compound from the class of piperidines. For humans, this is a painful sting, a sensation similar to what one feels when burned by fire — hence the name fire ant — and the aftereffects of the sting can be deadly to sensitive individuals. Although fire ants do not typically seek out and attack the face, they are as likely to attack an exposed and vulnerable face as any other body part. The venom is both insecticidal and antibiotic. Researchers have proposed that nurse workers will spray their brood to protect them from microorganisms. Ant colony in Pirin mountain An ant colony is an underground lair where ants live. ... A tree cricket sitting on a leaf. ... For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see acid (disambiguation). ... Chemical structure of ephedrine, a phenethylamine alkaloid An alkaloid is a nitrogen-containing naturally occurring compound, produced by a large variety of organisms, including fungi, plants, animals, and bacteria. ... Wasp sting, with droplet of venom Venom (literally, poison of animal origin) is any of a variety of toxins used by animals, for the purpose of defense and hunting. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ...


Fire ants nest in the soil, often near moist areas, such as river banks, pond edges, watered lawns and highway edges. Usually the nest will not be visible as it will be built under objects such as timber, logs, rocks, pavers, bricks, etc. If there is no cover for nesting, dome-shaped mounds will be constructed, but this is usually only found in open spaces such as fields, parks and lawns. These mounds can reach heights of 40 cm (15.7 in). The bed of this stream is made up of rocks, some very rounded (having had a longer life in the stream) and some not. ... Two people reflected in a fish pond A pond is typically a man made body of water smaller than a lake. ... A lawn is an area of recreational or amenity land planted with grass, and sometimes clover and other plants, which are maintained at a low, even height. ... For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... This article is about the geological substance. ... For other uses, see Brick (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dome (disambiguation). ... A green field or paddock In agriculture, a field refers generally to an area of land enclosed or otherwise and used for agricultural purposes such as: Cultivating crops Usage as a paddock or generally an enclosure of livestock Land left to lie fallow or as arable land See also Pasture... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


Colonies are founded by small groups of queens or single queens. Even if only one queen survives, within a month or so the colony can expand to thousands of individuals. Some colonies may be polygynous (having multiple queens per nest)[1].

Malaysian fire ant nest inside a leaf
Malaysian fire ant nest inside a leaf

In the Klang Valley of Malaysia, fire ants build nests in leaves by folding the leaf sideways and downwards over itself, with the queen inside, and then excreting a sticky white substance with which they bond and seal the fold. The excretion is also used inside the folded leaf to cover the queen and the eggs, like a kind of translucent duvet. It should also be noted that fire ants commonly construct their nests out of dug-out mounds and complex tunnel systems. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Klang Valley is the area in central Selangor, Malaysia comprising Kuala Lumpur and its surroundings and suburbs naturally delineated by hilly areas and the Port Klang coastline. ... A double duvet. ...


The ants guard the nest and fiercely attack intruders. Even the lightest touch brings them out in a fury.


Roles

Queens

A queen is generally the largest individual in the colony. The primary function of the queen is reproduction; she may live for 6-7 years and produce up to 1,500 eggs per day. Many fire ant colonies will have more than one queen. For other uses, see Reproduction (disambiguation) Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ... In most birds and reptiles, an egg (Latin ovum) is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum. ...


Males

Mate with the queen ant in order to produce eggs. Also defend their queen in the event of an attack or structural damage of the colony/mound.


Workers

The workers are sterile females who build and repair the nest, care for the young, defend the nest, and feed both young and adult ants.


Introduced species

For more details on invasive subspecies, see Red imported fire ant.

Although most fire ant species do not bother people and are not invasive due to biological factors, Solenopsis invicta, commonly known as the Red imported fire ant (or RIFA) is an invasive pest in many areas of the world, notably the United States, Australia, the Philippines, China and Taiwan. The RIFA was accidentally introduced into the United States via Brazilian cargo entering the port of Mobile, Alabama, in the 1930s but now infests the majority of the Southern and Southwestern United States. It has been suggested that Fire ant be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Solenopsis invicta Santschi, 1916 The Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta), or simply fire ant, is one of the 266 species of ant in the widespread genus Solenopsis. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Government  - Mayor Sam Jones Area  - City 412. ... The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the [[. In East Asia, the rise of militarism occurred. ... Historic Southern United States. ... The Southwest could be defined as the states south, or for the most part west of the Mississippi River, with the qualification of a certain northern limit, such as the 37, or 38, or 39, or 40 degree north line. ...


In the US, the FDA estimates that more than US$5 billion is spent annually on medical treatment, damage, and control in RIFA-infested areas. Furthermore, the ants cause approximately US$750 million in damage annually to agricultural assets, including veterinarian bills and livestock loss as well as crop loss.[2] Since September 2004, Taiwan has been seriously affected by the red fire ant. FDA redirects here. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... For other uses, see crop (disambiguation). ...


The US, Taiwan and Australia all have ongoing national efforts to control or eradicate the species, but, other than Australia, none have been especially effective. In Australia an intensive program costing A$175 million has, at February 2007, eradicated 99% of fire ants from the sole infestation occurring in South East Queensland.


Symptoms and First aid

A human leg three days after coming in brief contact with a fire ant colony.
A human leg three days after coming in brief contact with a fire ant colony.

The venom of a fire ant sting causes stinging and swells into a bump. This can cause much pain and irritation at times, especially when stung repeatedly by several at once. The bump often forms into a white pustule, which is at risk of becoming infected. The pustules are unattractive and uncomfortable while active and, if the bite sites become infected, can turn into scars. Additionally, some people are allergic to the venom and, as with many allergies, may experience anaphylaxis, which requires emergency treatment.[3] An antihistamine or topical corticosteroids may help reduce the itching. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (640x920, 124 KB) Image taken from the US Department of Agriculture. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (640x920, 124 KB) Image taken from the US Department of Agriculture. ... An abscess is a collection of pus collected in a cavity formed by the tissue on the basis of an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e. ... An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign species. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anaphylaxis is an acute systemic (multi-system) and severe Type I Hypersensitivity allergic reaction in humans and other mammals. ... An H1 antihistamine is a histamine antagonist which serves to reduce or eliminate effects mediated by histamine, an endogenous chemical mediator released during allergic reactions, through action at the H1 receptor. ... In physiology, corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex. ...


First aid for fire ant bites includes external treatments and oral medicines.

  • External treatments: a topical steroid cream (hydrocortisone), or one containing aloe vera.
  • Oral medicines: antihistamines

Patients who experience severe or life threatening allergic reactions to fire ant insect stings should visit a doctor or hospital immediately upon contact as these reactions can result in death. Binomial name (L.) Burm. ...


Other names

In Spanish, fire ants are known as hormiga colorada/roja (red ant) or hormiga brava (fierce ant). In Puerto Rico there is a native, very small and slow-moving kind of fire ant called abayarde. In Portuguese, they are called formiga de fogo (fire ant) and formiga lava-pé (wash foot ant).


Species

This species list is incomplete.

  • Solenopsis abdita Thompson, 1989
  • Solenopsis africana Santschi, 1914
  • Solenopsis albidula Emery, 1906
  • Solenopsis alecto Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis altinodis Forel, 1912
  • Solenopsis amblychila Wheeler, 1915
  • Solenopsis andina Santschi, 1923
  • Solenopsis angulata Emery, 1894
  • Solenopsis atlantis Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis aurea Wheeler, 1906
  • Solenopsis avia (Bernard, 1978)
  • Solenopsis azteca Forel, 1893
  • Solenopsis balachowskyi Bernard, 1959
  • Solenopsis banyulensis Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis basalis Forel, 1896
  • Solenopsis belisarius Forel, 1907
  • Solenopsis blanda (Foerster, 1891)
  • Solenopsis brasiliana Santschi, 1925
  • Solenopsis brazoensis (Buckley, 1867)
  • Solenopsis brevicornis Emery, 1888
  • Solenopsis brevipes Emery, 1906
  • Solenopsis bruchiella Emery, 1922
  • Solenopsis bruesi Creighton, 1930
  • Solenopsis bucki Kempf, 1973
  • Solenopsis canariensis Forel, 1893
  • Solenopsis capensis Mayr, 1866
  • Solenopsis carolinensis Forel, 1901
  • Solenopsis castor Forel, 1893
  • Solenopsis celata (Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985)
  • Solenopsis clarki Crawley, 1922
  • Solenopsis clytemnestra Emery, 1896
  • Solenopsis conjurata Wheeler, 1925
  • Solenopsis cooperi Donisthorpe, 1947
  • Solenopsis corticalis Forel, 1881
  • Solenopsis crivellarii Menozzi, 1936
  • Solenopsis daguerrei (Santschi, 1930)
  • Solenopsis dalli (Kusnezov, 1969)
  • Solenopsis decipiens Emery, 1906
  • Solenopsis delta (Bernard, 1978)
  • Solenopsis deserticola Ruzsky, 1905
  • Solenopsis duboscqui Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis dysderces Snelling, 1975
  • Solenopsis egregia (Kusnezov, 1953)
  • Solenopsis electra Forel, 1914
  • Solenopsis emeryi Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis eximia (Kusnezov, 1953)
  • Solenopsis fairchildi Wheeler, 1926
  • Solenopsis foersteri Theobald, 1937
  • Solenopsis franki Forel, 1908
  • Solenopsis froggatti Forel, 1913
  • Solenopsis fugax (Latreille, 1798)
  • Solenopsis fusciventris Clark, 1934
  • Solenopsis gallardoi Santschi, 1925
  • Solenopsis gallica Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis gayi (Spinola, 1851)
  • Solenopsis geminata (Fabricius, 1804)
  • Solenopsis georgica Menozzi, 1942
  • Solenopsis germaini Emery, 1895
  • Solenopsis globularia (Smith, 1858)
  • Solenopsis gnomula Emery, 1915
  • Solenopsis goeldii Forel, 1912
  • Solenopsis granivora Kusnezov, 1957
  • Solenopsis hammari Mayr, 1903
  • Solenopsis hayemi Forel, 1908
  • Solenopsis helena Emery, 1895
  • Solenopsis hostilis (Borgmeier, 1959)
  • Solenopsis iheringi Forel, 1908
  • Solenopsis ilinei Santschi, 1936
  • Solenopsis indagatrix Wheeler, 1928
  • Solenopsis insculpta Clark, 1938
  • Solenopsis insinuans Santschi, 1933
  • Solenopsis insularis (Bernard, 1978)
  • Solenopsis interrupta Santschi, 1916
  • Solenopsis jacoti Wheeler, 1923
  • Solenopsis jalalabadica Pisarski, 1970
  • Solenopsis japonica Wheeler, 1928
  • Solenopsis joergenseni Santschi, 1919
  • Solenopsis juliae (Arakelian, 1991)
  • Solenopsis kabylica Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis knuti Pisarski, 1967
  • Solenopsis krockowi Wheeler, 1908
  • Solenopsis laeviceps Mayr, 1870
  • Solenopsis laevithorax Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis latastei Emery, 1895
  • Solenopsis latro Forel, 1894
  • Solenopsis leptanilloides Santschi, 1925
  • Solenopsis longiceps Forel, 1907
  • Solenopsis loretana Santschi, 1936
  • Solenopsis lotophaga Santschi, 1911
  • Solenopsis lou Forel, 1902
  • Solenopsis lusitanica Emery, 1915
  • Solenopsis macdonaghi Santschi, 1916
  • Solenopsis macrops Santschi, 1917
  • Solenopsis madara Roger, 1863
  • Solenopsis major Theobald, 1937
  • Solenopsis maligna Santschi, 1910
  • Solenopsis mameti Donisthorpe, 1946
  • Solenopsis marxi Forel, 1915
  • Solenopsis maxillosa Emery, 1900
  • Solenopsis maxima (Foerster, 1891)
  • Solenopsis megera Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis megergates Trager, 1991
  • Solenopsis metanotalis Emery, 1896
  • Solenopsis metatarsalis (Kusnezov, 1957)
  • Solenopsis minutissima Emery, 1906
  • Solenopsis moesta (Foerster, 1891)
  • Solenopsis molesta (Say, 1836)
  • Solenopsis monticola Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis mozabensis (Bernard, 1977)
  • Solenopsis nicaeensis Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis nickersoni Thompson, 1982
  • Solenopsis nigella Emery, 1888
  • Solenopsis nitens Bingham, 1903
  • Solenopsis nitidum (Dlussky & Radchenko, 1994)
  • Solenopsis normandi Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis novemmaculata Wheeler, 1925
  • Solenopsis occipitalis Santschi, 1911
  • Solenopsis oculata Santschi, 1925
  • Solenopsis oraniensis Forel, 1894
  • Solenopsis orbula Emery, 1875
  • Solenopsis orbuloides Andre, 1890
  • Solenopsis overbecki Viehmeyer, 1916
  • Solenopsis pachycera (Forel, 1915)
  • Solenopsis papuana Emery, 1900
  • Solenopsis parabiotica Weber, 1943
  • Solenopsis parva Mayr, 1868
  • Solenopsis patagonica Emery, 1906
  • Solenopsis pawaensis Mann, 1919
  • Solenopsis pergandei Forel, 1901
  • Solenopsis photophila Santschi, 1923
  • Solenopsis picea Emery, 1896
  • Solenopsis picquarti Forel, 1899
  • Solenopsis picta Emery, 1895
  • Solenopsis pilosa (Bernard, 1978)
  • Solenopsis pilosula Wheeler, 1908
  • Solenopsis pollux Forel, 1893
  • Solenopsis privata (Foerster, 1891)
  • Solenopsis provincialis Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis punctaticeps Mayr, 1865
  • Solenopsis puncticeps MacKay & Vinson, 1989
  • Solenopsis pusillignis Trager, 1991
  • Solenopsis pygmaea Forel, 1901
  • Solenopsis pythia Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis quinquecuspis Forel, 1913
  • Solenopsis reichenspergeri Santschi, 1923
  • Solenopsis richardi Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis richteri Forel, 1909
  • Solenopsis robusta Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis rugiceps Mayr, 1870
  • Solenopsis rugosa Bernard, 1950
  • Solenopsis sabeana (Buckley, 1867)
  • Solenopsis saevissima (Smith, 1855)
  • Solenopsis salina Wheeler, 1908
  • Solenopsis santschii Forel, 1905
  • Solenopsis schilleri Santschi, 1923
  • Solenopsis schmalzi Forel, 1901
  • Solenopsis scipio Santschi, 1911
  • Solenopsis sea (Kusnezov, 1953)
  • Solenopsis seychellensis Forel, 1909
  • Solenopsis silvestrii Emery, 1906
  • Solenopsis solenopsidis (Kusnezov, 1953)
  • Solenopsis soochowensis Wheeler, 1921
  • Solenopsis spei Forel, 1912
  • Solenopsis stricta Emery, 1896
  • Solenopsis substituta Santschi, 1925
  • Solenopsis subterranea MacKay & Vinson, 1989
  • Solenopsis subtilis Emery, 1896
  • Solenopsis succinea Emery, 1890
  • Solenopsis sulfurea (Roger, 1862)
  • Solenopsis superba (Foerster, 1891)
  • Solenopsis targuia Bernard, 1953
  • Solenopsis tennesseensis Smith, 1951
  • Solenopsis tenuis Mayr, 1878
  • Solenopsis terricola Menozzi, 1931
  • Solenopsis tertialis Ettershank, 1966
  • Solenopsis tetracantha Emery, 1906
  • Solenopsis texana Emery, 1895
  • Solenopsis tipuna Forel, 1912
  • Solenopsis tonsa Thompson, 1989
  • Solenopsis tridens Forel, 1911
  • Solenopsis trihasta Santschi, 1923
  • Solenopsis truncorum Forel, 1901
  • Solenopsis ugandensis Santschi, 1933
  • Solenopsis valida (Foerster, 1891)
  • Solenopsis virulens (Smith, 1858)
  • Solenopsis vorax Santschi, 1934
  • Solenopsis wagneri Santschi, 1916
  • Solenopsis wasmannii Emery, 1894
  • Solenopsis weiseri Forel, 1914
  • Solenopsis westwoodi Forel, 1894
  • Solenopsis weyrauchi Trager, 1991
  • Solenopsis wolfi Emery, 1915
  • Solenopsis xyloni McCook, 1879
  • Solenopsis zambesiae Arnold, 1926
  • Solenopsis zeteki Wheeler, 1942

Binomial name Solenopsis fugax Latreille, 1798 Solenopsis fugax is a myrmicine ant of the genus Solenopsis. ... Identifying characteristics Workers are all the same size, tiny, 1/32-inch long Yellow to light brown with very small eyes Petiole with 2 nodes Thorax uneven in shape when viewed from the side with no spines 10-segmented antennae with a 2-segmented club Behavior Feed on grease and... Binomial name Solenopsis richteri Buren, 1972 Long thought to either be a Subspecies or color variation of Solenopsis invicta, the Black Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis richteri) is now recognized as its own species with a demonstratably different range and living habits. ... Binomial name Solenopsis invicta Santschi, 1916 The Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta), or simply fire ant, is one of the 266 species of ant in the widespread genus Solenopsis. ... Binomial name Solenopsis xyloni McCook, The Southern Fire Ant Solenopsis xyloni McCook is a fire ant native to Arizona and other southern states. ...

Trivia

In CSi's episode Grave Danger, Nick Stokes an CSI member was attacked by a Solenopsis For other uses, see Grave Danger (disambiguation). ... Nicholas Nick Stokes (born August 18, 1971) is a fictional character on the drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... CSI may stand for: Crime Scene Investigation, a term for forensics CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , a popular television show about forensic scientists CSI: Miami, a spin-off show of the above CSI: NY, another spin-off of the above CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (computer game), a spin-off game CSI...


In an episode of Bones, Season 2, Episode 15 "Bodies in the Book" one of the victims was killed by a Solenopsis Bones is an American drama television series that premiered on the Fox Network on September 13, 2005. ...


References

  1. ^ Colonies in Florida dissected and observed with greater than 5 queens
  2. ^ McDonald, Maggie (February 2006). Reds Under Your Feet (interview with Robert Vander Meer). New Scientist 189 (2538): 50. 
  3. ^ deShazo RD, Butcher BT, Banks WA (1990). "Reactions to the stings of the imported fire ant". N. Engl. J. Med. 323 (7): 462-6. PMID 2197555. 

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