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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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The biology and distribution of some species, such as the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren), Argentine ant (Linepithema humile [Mayr]), and little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata [Roger]) (all Hymenoptera: Formicidae) have been extensively studied for several decades (Holway et al.
In the SHD sites, Wasmannia auropunctata was found to be the dominant species, whereas Solenopsis sp.
12 Procryptocerus adlerzi (Mayr, 1887) Strumigenys cultrigera Mayr, 1887 0,01 Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger, 1863) 0,01 Wasmannia sp.
WASMANNIA AUROPUNCTATA (ROGER) (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE), A SMALL BUT VORACIOUS PREDATOR OF DIAPHORINA CITRI KUWAYAMA (HEMIPTERA: LIVIIDAE)
Smith, 1855); Ss: Solenopsis stricta Emery, 1896; Sl: Solenopsis sp.; Wa: Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger, 1863); Wn: Wasmannia sp.
However, some taxa such as Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius, 1793), Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille, 1802), Monomorium pharaonis (Linnaeus, 1758), Nylanderia fulva (Mayr, 1862), Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger, 1863) and species of Camponotus, Solenopsis and Pheidole occur more frequently in studies (Bueno and Fowler 1994; Bueno and Campos-Farinha 1999; Soares et al.
The most frequent species in the plots in April 2004 were Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger) (100%), Pyramica sp.1, Solenopsis sp.1 (75%), Paratrechina sp.7 (67%) and Paratrechina sp.6 (50%).
(seven-spotted lady beetle), Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Asian multicolored lady beetle), and Popillia japonica Newman (Japanese beetle)], and two hymenopterans [Tertramorium caespitum (L.) (the pavement ant) and Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger) (the little fire ant)].