Photo 4. Close-up of head and antennae of the little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata; the antenae have two section at the end (see Diagram 2).
Diagram 1. Head of the little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, showing the scrobe (arrowed), the area from the base of the antenna to the back of the head. Compare with Photo 4.
Diagram 2. Structure of an antenna of the little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata. Compare with Photo 4.
Little fire ant, electric ant
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1International Union for Conservation of Nature/Species Survival Commission. Information, photos (and Diagrams) Wasmannia auropunctata (PIAkey - identification guide to invasive ants of the Pacific islands. (http://itp.lucidcentral.org/id/ant/pia/index.html); and from Electric ant. Wikipedia. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_ant).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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