fire ant

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fire ant

n.
Any of various ants of the genus Solenopsis that build large mounds and can inflict a painful sting, especially S. invicta, native to South America and naturalized in the southern United States.

fire ant

n
(Animals) any mound-building predatory ant of the genus Solenopsis, of tropical and subtropical America, that can inflict a painful sting

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n.
any of several omnivorous ants having a burning sting.
[1790–1800]
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Noun1.fire ant - omnivorous ant of tropical and subtropical America that can inflict a painful stingfire ant - omnivorous ant of tropical and subtropical America that can inflict a painful sting
ant, emmet, pismire - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
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fire ant

n hormiga de fuego, tipo de hormiga cuya picadura es muy dolorosa
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These might represent specializations of the group that reflect feeding habits different from the fireants. Both the maxillary and labial palps of other described Solenopsis had more sensilla, possibly because of their greater body sizes (Wheeler & Wheeler 1955, 1960).
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