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electric ant

Scientific Name
Wasmannia auropunctata
Scientific Author
(Roger)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Description

In agricultural and residential areas, the little fire ant or electric ant may be a great nuisance to humans by reaching high densities and stinging people working in the field.

The little fire ant has a painful and long-lasting sting.


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