Environmental data sets matter in ecological niche modelling: an example with Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri
This advantage led some ants such as the fire ants Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri
to become high-impact invasive species.
1 16 7 Solenopsis richteri
Forel 125 2 Solenopsis saevissima (Fr.
Digestive enzymes of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis richteri
Environmental data sets matter in ecological niche modeling: an example with Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri
Solenopsis invicta Buren and Solenopsis richteri
Forel) and probably Solenopsis saevissima F.
Relationship between colony size of Solenopsis richteri
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and infection with Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporida: Thelohaniidae) in Argentina.
EAVESDROPPING ON COLONIES OF THE BLACK IMPORTED FIRE ANT, SOLENOPSIS RICHTERI
The other species, Solenopsis richteri
, is confined to a small area along the North-central portion of the Mississippi-Alabama border.
Black imported fire ants, Solenopsis richteri
, introduced to the United States in 1918, are less widespread.
Studies of a hybrid zone formed between two introduced fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri
, in the United States hold promise for addressing some of these issues because the history of formation of the zone is known, the reproductive and dispersal biology of these species is well understood, and information on the population and molecular genetics of these ants is increasing (Markin et al.
Two imported species of the fire ant (Figure 2) have been introduced into the United States: the black imported fire ant, Solenopsis richteri
(native to Argentina and Uruguay), and the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (native to Paraguay and Brazil).