Detection of thelohania
solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by multiplex PcR.
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.
Prevalence and impact of the microsporidium Thelohania
solenopsae (Microsporidia) on wild populations of red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, in Louisiana.
One agent under study is Thelohania
solenopsae, a single-celled protozoan parasite first isolated by ARS scientists at Gainesville.
Long-term studies of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, infected with the microsporidia Vairimorpha invictae and Thelohania
solenopsae in Argentina.
CMAVE researchers were the first to discover Thelohania
solenopsae in the United States in 1996.
The microsporidium Kneallhazia solenopsae (Knell, Allen & Hazard), formerly known as Thelohania
solenopsae (Sokolova & Fuxa 2008), is a pathogen of Solenopsis fire ants.
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
Impact of Thelohania
solanapsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) on polygyne colonies of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
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.
Interaction of an entomopathogen with an insect social form: an epizootic of Thelohania
solenopsae (Microsporidia) in a population of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta.