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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Chemistry of the feces of the red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
invicta has led to the discovery of 3 fire ant viruses, Solenopsis invicta virus 1 (SINV-1), SINV-2, and SINV-3 (Valles et al.
In addition to the ghost ants, several other species of ants, all of which were exotic, were collected at the site, including Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr (the dark rover ant), Paratrechina longicornis, Hypoponera opaciceps (Mayr), Solenopsis invicta, and Pheidole moerens Wheeler.
Recruitment of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, to soybean oil baits.
Although Kathirithamby & Johnston (1992) found that superparasitism rates sometimes reached over 10% in alate females of Solenopsis invicta, Cook (1996) found it to occur in less than one percent of stylopized S.
Solenopsis invicta were collected for the duration of the study and, since ants are known to eat larval and adult flies and beetles (Campobasso et al.
That's because cooperators are being sought to further develop and license a patented technology that relies on an ant-infecting virus called Solenopsis invicta virus-l, or SINV-I.
Identification of red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta invading mainland China and infesting Wuchuan, Guangdong.
Three primary reasons have been suggested for the decline: habitat alteration or destruction by agriculture and urbanization, use of insecticides and other toxic chemicals on crops and to control Solenopsis invicta (the red imported fire ant), and other direct or indirect effects incurred with the invasion of Solenopsis invicta (Price, 1990).
fulva have been reported from several sites in the southern us, most notably in eastern Texas where these ants have become a serious household, agricultural, and ecological pest, often displacing the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren Beyers 2008; LeBrun et al.