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

fire′ ant`


n.
any of several omnivorous ants having a burning sting.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

fire ant

n hormiga de fuego, tipo de hormiga cuya picadura es muy dolorosa
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Reactions of human beings to the sting of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, vary from a burning sensation to serious anaphylactic shock, and even death (Stafford 1996; Xu et al.
As a result of this agreement the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program will receive $38 million a year, adjusted annually for inflation, until 2027.
Entomologist Steven Valles, who works in CMAVE's Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects Research Unit, developed novel antibodies that bind to a protein in the fire ant's venom.
Besides their professional mosquito control spray, the pest extermination team now offers mosquito misting systems, fire ant control and rodent control.
The crew were forced to abandon their charity bid to row nearly 3,000 miles between Gran Canaria and Barbados after their boat Fire Ant flipped several times.
I have since used this to locally treat fire ant mounds, and he's right--the ants either abandon the mound or die.
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