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Tropical Fire Ant

Scientific Name
Solenopsis geminata
Scientific Author
(Fabricius)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae )
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Workers are polymorphic; body length ranging from 3-5mm. Body is red-orange brown, head brown. (ISSG Global Invasive Species Database)

Worker ants have two nodes between the thorax and abdomen, distinct compound eyes, ten segments on the antennae with two segments forming a club, no spines on the propodeum and are over 2 mm long. Major worker ants have a deep groove on the vertex of the head, mandibles without teeth and are entirely black, with a short antennal scape reaching half-way to the vertex (Vinson et al. 2003)

 

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Author
Graham, R.
Created
13/06/2005 01:52 AEST
Last Updated
20/10/2006 15:13 AEST
Citation
Graham, R. (2005) Tropical Fire Ant (Solenopsis geminata) Updated on 10/20/2006 3:13:51 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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