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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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Distribution

  • USA and Canada
  • Central and South America
  • Africa
  • South and South-East Asia
  • Australasian - Oceanian

Description

Originally distributed from Central America to the southern United States.  Now present in IndiaJapan, Philippines, Taiwan, Hawaii, Africa and is widespread in the Pacific Islands. Also present in populated areas of the Northern Territory of Australia.

(ISSG Global Invasive Species Database)

In May 2005 a nest was found and destroyed at a nursery in Perth, Western Australia

 


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