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
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Key Words: Solenopsis invicta; Pseudacteon; Kneallhazia solenopsae; Solenopsis invicta virus 3; pathogen
Differences in worker size and mound distribution in monogynous and polygynous colonies of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren.
As an important food resource, honeydew can also facilitate the invasion of Solenopsis invicta (Wilder et al., 2011a).
Standard metabolic rate of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren: effects of temperature, mass and caste.
In the Eucalyptus habitat we sampled 54 species from 1,925 individuals, with 49% of these individuals belonging to the genus Pheidole (952 individuals), and 29% to Solenopsis invicta (571 individuals).
Notable ant species found during this survey included the hybrid-imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta x richteri), Dolichoderus pustulatus, Formica integra, and Pheidole pilifera.
Chemistry of the feces of the red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
Field experiments using domestic pig carcasses were used to determine the effect of Solenopsis invicta Buren, the red imported fire ant, on arthropod communities on exposed carrion in coastal South Carolina.
inexpectatus eggs and hatchlings particularly vulnerable to fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) predation.
They also compared the effect of the chemical on the termites and the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, one of its greatest enemies.