Solenopsis invicta

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Solenopsis invicta

the red imported fire ant, a species imported from South America that has spread extensively within the southeastern U.S. where it has become a major pest of humans and animals; it readily stings humans, producing local swelling and pruritus with development of a pustule at the site of the sting and, in rare cases, it can cause anaphylactic shock with death from respiratory or cardiac arrest.
See also: Solenopsis richteri.

So·le·nop·sis in·vic·ta

(sōl-ĕ-nop'sis in-vik'tă)
The red fire ant, a species imported from South America that has spread extensively within the southeastern United States, where it has become a major pest of humans and animals; it readily stings humans, producing local swelling and pruritus with development of a pustule at the site of the sting and, in rare cases, can cause anaphylactic shock with death from respiratory or cardiac arrest.
See also: Solenopsis richteri
Synonym(s): red fire ant.

Solenopsis invicta

The red imported fire ant, introduced into the southern U.S. in the 1930s. Its bite can cause welts or, in some instances, generalized anaphylaxis. See: fire ant bite
See also: Solenopsis

Solenopsis invicta

fire ant; capable of causing damage to the conjunctiva in recumbent newborn animals.
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Isolation and characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 3, a new postive-strand RNA virus infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta.
Influence of mound building and selective seed predation by the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) on an old-field plant assemblage.
Effects of the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) on reproductive success of Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) in northeast Texas.
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Invasion of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): spread, biology, and impact.
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A study of the relationship between Caenocholax fenyesi Pierce (Strepsiptera, Myrmecolacidae) and the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera, Formicidae).
The red imported fire ant (RIFA), Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), is native to South America, and is a common agricultural and medical pest across the world and was accidentally introduced in Guangdong, China (Zeng et al.
Species of these spore-producing parasites, such as Kneallhazia solenopsae, are being used to bring about declines in red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) populations.