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Red imported fire ant

Scientific Name
Solenopsis invicta
Scientific Author
Buren
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Distribution

  • USA and Canada
  • Central and South America

Description

Occurs in the south-eastern USA and the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the British and USA Virgin Islands, Antigua and Trinidad. It is the subject of an eradication campaign in Brisbane, Australia, where it is a recent incursion.


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