Prevalence of Thelohania
solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) infection in monogyne and polygyne red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
Relationship between colony size of Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and infection with Thelohania
solenopsae (Microsporida: Thelohaniidae) in Argentina.
One of them, Thelohania
solenopsae, is being investigated by CMAVE scientists David Oi and Steven Valles and by Juan Briano at ARS's South American Biological Control Laboratory (SABCL) in Hurlingham, Argentina.
Simple, filter-based PCR detection of Thelohania
solenopsae (Microspora) in the ants (Solenopsis invicta).
solenopsae, a microorganism from South America, infects fire ant colonies and causes disease.
One agent under study is Thelohania
solenopsae, a single-celled protozoan parasite first isolated by ARS scientists at Gainesville.
Prevalence and impact of the microsporidium Thelohania
solenopsae (Microsporidia) on wild populations of red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, in Louisiana.
CMAVE researchers were the first to discover Thelohania
solenopsae in the United States in 1996.
Long-term studies of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, infected with the microsporidia Vairimorpha invictae and Thelohania
solenopsae in Argentina.
The goal of the project is to demonstrate how to reduce fire ant populations to very low levels by combining strategic pesticide applications with two self-sustaining biocontrol agents from South America: the fire ant-decapitating fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis, and the pathogen Thelohania
The microsporidium Kneallhazia solenopsae (Knell, Allen & Hazard), formerly known as Thelohania
solenopsae (Sokolova & Fuxa 2008), is a pathogen of Solenopsis fire ants.
ARS scientists, in cooperation with Arkansas officials, released fire ant larvae infected with Thelohania
solenopsae, a microorganism from South America that infects fire ant colonies and chronically weakens them.