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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.
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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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fire′ ant`


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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Translations

fire ant

n hormiga de fuego, tipo de hormiga cuya picadura es muy dolorosa
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0,01 0,01 0,01 Tribo Pogonomyrmecini Patagonomyrmex angustus Mayr, 1870 Pogonomyrmex naegelii Forel, 1878 0,04 0,01 Tribo Solenopsidini Diplorhoptrum strictum (Emery, 1896) 0,01 0,01 Monomorium pharaonis (Linnaeus, 1758) 0,01 Solenopsis saevissima (F.
Solenopsis saevissima (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) activity delays vertebrate carcass decomposition.
Another 20 or so species of Pseudacteon flies are known to parasitize Solenopsis saevissima (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) complex ants in South America (Porter & Pesquero 2001; Patrock et al.
Dillapiole has been described as acaricidal (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus), larvicidal and insecticidal (Anopheles marajoara, Aedes aegypti, and Solenopsis saevissima), and antifungal (Aspergillus fumigatus) agent.
(2012) reported the insecticidal activity of the essential oil of Piper aduncum, Piper marginatum, Piper divaricatum and Piper callosum against the ant Solenopsis saevissima and detected various compounds by Gas Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) that were previously known as having insecticidal activity.
The carcass was fragmented in sparsely distributed pieces, and ants of the Solenopsis saevissima (Smith) species nested on the two biggest pieces, agreeing with the behaviors recorded by Maciel et al.
Silveira-Guido, "Investigations on the biology and biological control of the fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri Forel in Uruguay," Annual Report, Departamento de Sanidad Vegetal, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1962.
These two species, members of a large group of ants native to South America included in the Solenopsis saevissima species complex (Trager 1991), apparently are parapatric and do not hybridize extensively in their native habitats (Ross and Trager 1990).
Survey of the imported fire ant (Solenopsis saevissima var.
Based on preliminary studies, the researchers believe the fire ant species in Envira is Solenopsis saevissima, commonly found in South America, and a sister species of S.
General morphology and ultrastructure of the venom apparatus and convoluted gland of the fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima. Journal of Insect Science 10: 24, doi: 10.1673/031.010.2401.