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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Reduction of venom alkaloids in Solenopsis richten x Solenopsis invicta hybrid: an attempt to identify new alkaloidal components.
As an important food resource, honeydew can also facilitate the invasion of Solenopsis invicta (Wilder et al.
The non-indigenous ant, Solenopsis invicta, reduces loggerhead shrike and native insect abundance, J.
Table 1--Measurements of mass (g; average mass of 100 individuals per group) and critical thermal maximum (CTmax; [degrees]C) among the three body sizes of Solenopsis invicta (large, medium and small) from areas within and around Lubbock, Texas, collected April-June 2014.
However, the high total abundances were largely influenced by ants with opportunistic behaviour, such as Solenopsis invicta (Myrmicinae), with 1,339 individuals and present in all "veredas".
Chemistry of the feces of the red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
Long-term impacts of an arthropod-community invasion by the imported tire ant, Solenopsis invicta.
Monogyny and polygyny in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren.
cerana) and that females were more asymmetric than both haploid and diploid males in Solenopsis invicta.
The red-black imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, now infests more than 260 million acres in the southern United States where it has become a considerable agricultural pest and a significant health hazard.
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).